An axe (sometimes ax in American English; see spelling differences) is an implement that has been used for millennia to shape, split and cut wood, to harvest timber, as a weapon, and as a ceremonial or heraldic symbol. The axe has many forms and specialised uses but generally consists of an axe head with a handle, or helve.
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- It is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
- The woodman’s axe lies free,
And the reaper’s work is done.
- Felicia Hemans, Tyrolese Evening Song, st. 1.
- Whenever there is excess, an axe remedies it!
- "Axe" . Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.
- "Axe" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
- "Axe" . The American Cyclopædia. 1879.
- "Axe". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.