1 I heard his axe when I was puttin up the horse.
2 She could hear the sound of the axe ringing as Ashley split into rails the logs hauled from the swamp.
3 She rounded a thicket of pomegranate trees which were shaking bare limbs in the cold wind and saw him leaning on his axe, wiping his forehead with the back of his hand.
4 At the sight of Ashley in rags, with an axe in his hand, her heart went out in a surge of love and of fury at fate.
5 Ashley put down the axe and looked away and his eyes seemed to be journeying to some far-off country where she could not follow.
6 His eyes were bitter as he looked toward the axe and the pile of logs.
7 They are mostly young, of stalwart frames; fellows who have felled forests, and now seek to drop the axe and snatch the whale-lance.
8 He was always trying to ride the colts before they were broken, teasing the turkey gobbler, seeing just how much red the bull would stand for, or how sharp the new axe was.
9 The axe cleaved the air in front of Heyward, and cutting some of the flowing ringlets of Alice, quivered in the tree above her head.
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10 Raising a shout of triumph, he sprang toward the defenseless Cora, sending his keen axe as the dreadful precursor of his approach.
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11 As Magua ended he arose and, uttering the yell of a demon, his polished little axe was seen glancing in the torchlight as he whirled it above his head.
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12 Some were scalped; some received the keen and trembling axe; and others suffered by thrusts from the fatal knife.
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13 He then went to a large gum-tree, and with his axe cut three large switches, and, after trimming them up neatly with his pocketknife, he ordered me to take off my clothes.
14 The sound of monotonous axe blows rang through the forest, and the insects, nodding upon their perches, crooned like old women.
15 A few other figures moved in the fog, and he heard the hard cracking of axe blows.