The handle of the carpenter's mauls, axes, and adzes; also of an oar, &c.
They work with adzes, which they make of thick fish-bones and shells.
Forest trees were felled, and saws, chisels, and adzes worked them into shape.
Take the adzes and the axes and go to work and hollow them out.
They carry their spears, and perhaps in their other hands their clubs or adzes.
These adzes were of iron, and evidently of European manufacture.
The existence of bronze and stone moulds for adzes and celts proves this.
Then the carpenters landed, who had great axes in their hands, and planes and adzes hung at their sides.
They also made an abundant use of copper for adzes, harpoons for spearing fish, and needles for sewing garments.
The carpenters, who came after, had great axes in their hands, and planes and adzes hung at their sides.