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about-sledge

Definition of the noun about-sledge

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noun

  1. The largest hammer used by smiths.

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

The about-sledge gives the Head of Blacksmiths' Cross- pcen Sledge. heaviest blow, the handle being grasped by both hands to swing the sledge over the head . The uphand sledge is used for light work, and is rarely raised above the head.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

The about-sledge gives the heaviest blow, the handle being grasped by both hands to swing the sledge over the head .

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

The about-sledge gives the heaviest blow, the handle being grasped by both hands to swing the sledge over the head. The uphand sledge is used ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1904)

by William Dwight Whitney

The about-sledge gives the heaviest blow, the handle being grasped by both hands to swing the sledge over the head . The n hand sledge is used ior light work, and is rarely raised a ve the head.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

The about-sledge, which is the biggest hammer of all ; and held by both hands at the farthest end of the handle ; and being swung at arms length over the head, ...

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

The about-sledge, which is the biggest hammer of all, and held by both hands at the farthest end of the handle, and being swung at arms-length over the head, is made to fall upon the work with as heavy a blow as possible. There is also ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (1809)

by William Nicholson

The about-sledge, which is the biggest hammer of all, and held by both hands at the farthest end of the handle, and being swung at arms-length over the head, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

governed with one hand at the anvil ; second, the up-hand sledge, used with both hands, and seldom lifted above the head ; third, the about-sledge, which is the biggest hammer of all, and held by both hands at the farthest end of the handle, ...

Google previewDictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English (1880)

Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Nineteenth Century which are No Longer in Use, Or are Not Used in the Same Sense and Words which are Now Used Only in the Provincial Dialects

About-sledge, s. A smith's great forging hammer. About-ward, adv. Near. Abouye, v ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

The about-sledge gives the heaviest blow, the handle being grasped by both hands to swing the sledge over the head. The uphand sledge is used for light work, and is rarely raised above the head. In hys bosom [the giant] put thregret slegges ...

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The anvil does not fear a good sledge-hammer.
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