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Definition of "helves" [helves]

  • Plural form of helve. (noun)

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Use "helves" in a sentence
  • "Having made this firm, and with room to grasp the handle of the largest one only — for the helves of the others were shorter — I smiled at Uncle Ben, and whirled the mighty implement round my head, just to try whether I could manage it."
  • "Beside it were several sledge-hammers, battered, and some with broken helves."
  • "I THEN gathered for myself staves, and stud-shafts, and crossbeams, and helves for each of the tools that I could work with; and bow-timbers and bolt-timbers for every work that I could perform—as many as I could carry of the comeliest trees."
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