Webb made his clay from ancient bricks that he found on walks in Brooklyn, then smashed to a powder with a sledge hammer.
Americans love winners and they love underdogs, and when we took a sledge hammer to kill ants, people turned against us.
It was the hometrail, provisions were in plenty, the sledge was light and our hearts lighter.
The sledge must be loaded with the provisions at once, and as much wood as possible.
For a second sledge Hume's great frame filled the doorway as he paused, looking in sharply, drawing at his gauntlets.
They pushed the sledge themselves, for the dogs could no longer draw it.
Alyoshka suddenly jumped out of the sledge and, loudly weeping, ran to his grandfather.
The well-fed and well-rested dogs were harnessed to the sledge.
A few seconds more, and his sledge and thirteen dogs would never have seen the light of day again.
Mukhorty overtook them, and struck his hoofs against the back of the sledge in front of them.
"heavy hammer," Old English slecg "hammer, mallet," from Proto-Germanic *slagjo- (cf. Old Norse sleggja, Middle Swedish sleggia "sledgehammer"), related to slege "beating, blow, stroke" and slean "to strike" (see slay (v.)). Sledgehammer is pleonastic.
"sleigh," 1610s, from dialectal Dutch sleedse, variant of slede (see sled (n.)); said by OED to be perhaps of Frisian origin.