Let us see: Suppose an adze were handed to a carpenter for him to square a beam with it.
Chipping it with an adze, and boring it with an augur, to ascertain its quality.
Presently, Adze called out that he had made the pumps act at last.
It is of little consequence on which my adze is first employed.
They are not very heavy, and not so much of a load as your sledge-hammer ...