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She searched his face with steady eyes, her hand on the ax-helve, in earnest effort to read his heart.
She disposed the ax to conceal it entirely beneath her long apron, her hand under the garment grasping the helve.
With the fall of the blow, and the shock of it running up the helve through arms and shoulders, they were completely awake.
THE BOSS OF WIND RIVERDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
He had taken but a few of these when the axe flew from the helve, narrowly missing the Professor's head.
His hands were playing with a pickaxe helve, as if he longed to have me under it.
LORNA DOONER. D. BLACKMORE
The hang of an axe is the way the handle or helve is fitted to the head.
OUTDOOR SPORTS AND GAMESCLAUDE H. MILLER
Forthwith, he picked up his rifle, thrust the ax-helve within his belt, and set off up the gulch.
He cut loads of wood and pushed it before him or skated it across and returned in safety; but unfortunately split the axe helve.
One step and the man's fingers closed about the helve of his axe, and he whirled to meet the second onslaught.
THE PROMISEJAMES B. HENDRYX
On my arrival at Master Epps', in obedience to his order, the first business upon which I entered was the making of an axe-helve.
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVESOLOMON NORTHUP

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