axe

01. The [axe] blade got chipped when he hit a rock while chopping firewood.
02. A number of villagers were hacked to death with [axes] and machetes by the guerrillas.
03. The gatehouse at Hever Castle contains a frightening collection of torture instruments, including [axes] used for beheading prisoners.
04. We didn't have an [axe] when we went camping, so we had to gather little bits of wood here and there to start our fire.
05. Take a look behind you before swinging your [axe]; you don't want to hit someone.
06. Profits are down at the company, and they're probably going to have to [axe] a few people.
07. The new guy in accounting has been [axed] for coming to work drunk.
08. The project has been [axed] because it's simply too expensive to run.
09. He had to go on the dole after he got the [axe] at the factory.
10. She cut off the end of her toe when she hit her foot with an [axe] while chopping wood for their fireplace.
11. You'll be able to cut the tree down a lot faster if you use a good saw instead of an [axe].
12. A French proverb notes that many enter the wood without an [axe].
13. A Jamaican proverb observes that a little [axe] can cut down a big tree.
14. A Japanese proverb reminds us that he who sits in the shade won't take an [axe] to the tree.
15. A Russian proverb advises that mistrust is an [axe] in the tree of love.
16. Abraham Lincoln once said, "If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my [axe]."

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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