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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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To Corliss’s left, the Umgeni River poured green and clear off the cliff to become Howick Falls, a gargantuan shaft of water that crashed off rock ledges and thundered into a deep pool below.
I was able to straddle the thrashing fish, grasping the shaft on either side of its head like handlebars on a motor­cycle, and eventually subdued it with my dive knife.
TAKE A STAB AT SPEARFISHING WITH THESE TIPSSAME ROMANO/OUTDOOR LIFENOVEMBER 16, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
Areas that would normally be dark and unassuming have more life — rays of light peek through slits of ventilation shafts as Miles crawls inside.
Her toolkit included four spearpoints that would have been attached to shafts and likely hurled at prey using hand-held spear throwers.
What’s more, the Paninaro’s tall, zippered shaft makes it a cinch to drop in a hand warmer for an extra dose of heat.
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Right over the stone marker, a long-shafted war-lance was carved—the blade pointing down.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
In the hand of the other akninili was placed a blue shafted wand, to show that he came from the south.
There is a good tower-arch, a five-shafted font, and excellent wagon-shaped roofs; chancel-screen and reredos are modern.
THE CORNWALL COASTARTHUR L. SALMON
The other long-shafted staff weapons may be divided into those for stabbing and those for cutting.
ARMOUR & WEAPONSCHARLES JOHN FFOULKES
The stabbing or thrusting long-shafted weapons include the Lance, Spear, and Javelin.
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