common axe

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Noun1.common axe - an ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side
ax, axe - an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
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SPEAK to any digital business in the North East and you'll hear a common axe being ground: the region has a serious shortage of workers equipped with the right IT skills.
In the hills, narrow tracks bounded by steep cliffs and precipitous drops often formed main supply routes and common axes for several units and formations, while road blockages caused by vehicles sliding off the track into glutinous paddy-fields were common.
The spindles are arranged along common axes, and the winding carriage's "rest" position is between the spindles or groups of spindles.