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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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adzeadze, adz /ædz/ noun [countable]  TZa sharp tool with the blade at a right angle to the handle, used to shape wood
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adzeIf an adze was used, smaller trees might have been more practical so that one finished square might be one round long.We came to a stream and crossed it on a tree trunk some one had flattened with an adze.When a new site is chosen for cultivation, the undergrowth is removed, and later the trees, with an adze.In exchange they eagerly proffered jade adze blades as well as weapons and articles of clothing.The Maori obtained their nephrite adze blades by cutting grooves from either face of a boulder, using abrasives and water.
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