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Definition of "pickaxing" []

  • Present participle of pickax. (verb)

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Use "pickaxing" in a sentence
  • "I dug out a man's ruined house, pickaxing through rubble for an hour to finally find a single tin box that survived underneath the mud and collapsed brick."
  • "(Aug. 27) an ordinance for removing out of churches all “superstitious images, crucifixes, altars,” &c.; the effect of which for the next few months was a more or less rough visitation of pickaxing, chipping, and chiselling in all the parish-churches within the Parliament's bounds that had not already been Puritanized by private effort."
  • "I, for one, don’t want a 55th Century Heinrich Schliemann pickaxing his way into Oakland 6 and saying “Ja, dieser Verfasser hat denn ein Humpenhund, ja wohl, wuff wuff!!! “"