Now the wheelwright was a choleric man, and one fine afternoon, returning from a short absence, found Tom occupied with one of his pet adzes, the edge of which was fast vanishing under our hero's care.
The wheelwright's adzes and swallows were to be for ever respected; and that hero and the master withdrew to the servants' hall to drink the Squire's health, well satisfied with their day's work.
His red, rough hands, which have done many a good day's work with the hammer and adze, are half covered by the delicate lace ruffles at his wrists.
He sailed from England, and arrived safely at Porto de la Plata, where he took an adze and assisted his men to build a large boat.
She also gave him a sharp adze
, and then led the way to the far end of the island where the largest trees grew--alder, poplar and pine, that reached the sky--very dry and well seasoned, so as to sail light for him in the water.
"I, Mongondro, in my youth, was a good workman with the adze
. Yet three months did it take me to make a canoe--a small canoe, a very small canoe.
However, I made abundance of things, even without tools; and some with no more tools than an adze
and a hatchet, which perhaps were never made that way before, and that with infinite labour.
They found the site enormously rich not only in cultural artifacts such as basalt adzes
and fishhooks, but also in a diverse array of faunal and floral materials that provided an unusually detailed record of Polynesian exploitation and modification of an island ecosystem.
Wooden mallet, axe, adzes
and gouges, and the shop boss, Daphne.
You can still see the cut marks made by the broadax and adzes
, hand tools that required a strong back and would guarantee a healthy appetite, too.
A group of young men wielding adzes
are tearing up old patches of sidewalk around the corner to replace with new.
The Research Notes that follow range over most of the island of Borneo, with the lone exception of Sabah, and deal with a number of topics, among them early European contact with Borneo, the history of trade, commerce and economic development in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Sarawak, the 1941-42 Japanese invasion of northwestern Borneo, an ethnohistorical account of rice cultivation in Brunei, present-day Iban weaving, intermarriage and ethnicity, and the anthropological analysis of ethnic identity and group boundaries in Central Kalimantan, indigenous religion, and the cultural significance and origin of stone adzes
in East and Central Kalimantan.