unaxed

unaxed

(ʌnˈækst)
adj
1. (Forestry) (esp of trees) not axed or chopped
2. informal not axed or terminated
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By suppressing such obvious unifying features as race, family, the use of the land, and the disappearance of unaxed timber, Faulkner throws a monstrous light onto Rider's black grief.
"'Moving Again Among the Shades of Tall, Unaxed Trees': Regional Utopias, Railroads, and Metropolitan Miscegenation in Faulkner's Go Down, Moses" Mississippi Quarterly 59 (2007): 471-87.
It looked and towered in his dreams before he even saw the unaxed woods where it left its crooked print, shaggy, huge, red-eyed, not malevolent but just big--too big for the dogs which tried to bay it, for the horses which tried to ride it down, for the men and the bullets they fired into it, too big for the very country which was its constricting scope.
In this mythic fantasy of a permanent wilderness, there would be room for Ike, his old hunting friends, and the "unaxed trees and sightless brakes where the wild strong immortal game ran forever" (337-38).
The prose that follows further fills in Ike's extemporal fantasy with "tall unaxed trees and sightless brakes where the wild strong immortal game ran forever before the tireless belling immortal hounds, falling and rising phoenix-like to the soundless guns" ("Delta Autumn," GDM 337-38), an immortal landscape that Richard Godden identifies as a "Keatsian frieze" (4).
would find ample room for both--the names, the faces of the old men he had known and loved and for a little while outlived, moving again among the shades of tall unaxed trees and sightless brakes where the wild strong immortal game ran forever before the tireless belling immortal hounds, falling and rising phoenix-like to the soundless guns.
running out together, not toward oblivion, nothingness, but into a dimension free of both time and space where once more the untreed land warped and wrung to mathematical squares of rank cotton for the frantic old-world people to turn into shells to shoot at one another, would find ample room for both--the names, the faces of the old men he had known and loved and for a little while outlived, moving again among the shades of tall unaxed trees and sightless brakes where the wild strong immortal game ran forever before the tireless belling immortal hounds, falling and rising phoenix-like to the soundless guns.
230) and his woods are ravished, Ike learns to mentally replace Old Ben and the devastated forest with the "unaxed trees" and "immortal game" of Urn-fantasy, as when he journeys in "Delta Autumn" with Roth Edmonds and other "doe-hunters" to one of the pathetic fragments left of the original forest and envisions the names, the faces of the old men be had known and loved and for a little while outlived, moving again among the shades of tall unaxed trees and sightless brakes where the wild strong immortal game ran forever before the tireless belling immortal hounds, failing and rising phoenix-like to the soundless guns.
Now, however, Ike is part of a distant past, "a dimension free of both time and space" where the old expanse of wilderness still exists as "tall unaxed trees and sightless brakes," and where "wild strong immortal game ran forever" [p.
the names, the faces of the old men he had known and for a little while outlived, moving again among the tall unaxed trees and sightless brakes where the wild strong immortal game ran forever before the tireless belling immortal hounds, falling and rising phoenix-like to the soundless guns.