Bush hammer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bush hammer See Bushhammer in the Vocabulary.
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Usage

In literature:

His manners are much like those of the European yellow-hammer, sitting, while he sings, on palings and low bushes.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Define the terms "quarry-faced," "rough-pointed," "fine-axed," "bush-hammered," as applied to the dressing of stone.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
Or, if hard, its surface can be picked all over with a bush hammer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
My mother once saw a leprechaun beside a bush hammering.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
It was half drawn, his thumb on the hammer, when a rifle banged in the bushes and the woman fell forward without a word.
"Sanders of the River" by Edgar Wallace
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In news:

Republican Senate Minority Whip John Kyl was hammered by Democrats earlier this week for backing extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy - and insisting they need not be paid for.
Bush, House Hammer Out $150 Billion Stimulus Bill.
And under an agreement that President Bush is hammering out with the Iraqis, we'll be in Iraq for the same period, or more.
Democrats and the political left hammered the Bush administration for using executive privilege , and are now faced with trying to justify President Obama's much more questionable use of it.
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