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
Joe made a stone boat, a flat sledge and hauled clay from a bed that was about a mile up the creek.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
It was a party about to turn back, and the sledges stopped up the road.
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. II.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
It is at this season that the Laplander moves about, both on foot and in his sledge.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
Some sledge-drivers standing by were talking about her to some soldiers and telling them so.
"White Nights and Other Stories" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
When at last he was about to turn off into a second sledge-track, the Sergeant pulled up his horse beside him.
"By Right of Purchase" by Harold Bindloss
The wolves passed the advancing sledges at a distance, and gathered about the rear sledge, which was separated from the train.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Four prancing horses would draw, on their own sledges, the wheels of fortune, each of which were about six feet in diameter.
"England in the Days of Old" by William Andrews
They had traveled about eighty-five miles, most of the distance dragging their sledge.
"North-Pole Voyages" by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
It had been dropped overboard, evidently, during the excitement about losing the sledge.
"The Ice Queen" by Ernest Ingersoll
Deck wanted to know more about the man with the sledge and the adze.
"In The Saddle" by Oliver Optic
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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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