Wretched brutes there at the cattlemarket waiting for the poleaxe to split their skulls open.
A man is knocked down by the unforeseen blow, like an ox by the poleaxe.
He swung the poleaxe that he carried, and the Dutchman went down in blood with a cloven skull.
On swept the terrible blows of the poleaxe, and Guy had no man to meet but was nearly a head shorter than himself.
The Constable wore gilt armour and a plumed helmet, and bore a poleaxe in his hands.
A fierce struggle took place round the market cross, during which Sir John Byron was wounded in the face with a poleaxe.
One of the defenders lay dead, with his head cloven to his shoulders with a poleaxe, but another had taken his place.
The quartos have 'pollax,' the two earliest folios read 'Pollax,' the third 'Polax,' the fourth 'poleaxe.'
What th' butcher done I dinnaw; but annyhow they accused him iv wantin' to poleaxe th' governmint; an' they thrun him into a cell.
Well, that lid would turn a poleaxe, sure; that's why I brought it back—it's out on the fire escape now.