About-sledge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n About-sledge The largest hammer used by smiths.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n about-sledge The largest hammer used by blacksmiths. It is grasped at the end of the handle with both hands and swung at arm's length.
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Usage

In literature:

Our loads average about 550 pounds per sledge and we have left a lot of provisions behind.
"A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" by Matthew A. Henson
Their sledges were between eight and ten feet long, and about two wide.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
About one o'clock on the morning of the 26th August, I was aroused and told that Esquimaux were coming off on dog-sledges.
"Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal;" by Sherard Osborn
The crowd outside had gathered about the wheelless landau which the carpenter and blacksmith had converted into a sledge.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
A dozen men, about half of whom were in uniform, poured out from the door as the four sledges drew up.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
Then Faustus, through his cunning, made a sledge, the which was drawn about the house with four fiery dragons.
"Mediaeval Tales" by Various
The sledge, as we have said, is in general contour not unlike a Yankee wood-sled, about eleven feet long.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
The sledge with the children returned about four o'clock laden with vines and berries for trimming the dining-room.
"Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He had picked up his sledge-hammer and was about to resume work when he happened to look up the Avenue.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
We yoked our sledges on a snell frosty morning, set out across the great lake, and reached the log-house at Bear's Point about dark.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
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In news:

The departure of Dr George Sledge likely will sap the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center's breast cancer research program of about $500,000 in annual funding.
Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about Wright State Raiders Tavares Sledge on ESPN.com.
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In science:

The Western Sledging Party, led by Frank Bickerton, found the meteorite on 5 December 1912, half buried in the snow, about 18 miles from their base.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
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