Monday, October 15, 2007

It will serve.

A word of which I am fond for its uses in the game of Scrabble as well as its euphoniousness. The tool itself has always seemed rather a dangerous one, in my eyes. It seems like it would have a propensity to wound the wielder.

adz, adze

A carpenter's or cooper's tool, like an axe with the blade set at right angles to the handle and curving inwards towards it; used for cutting or slicing away the surface of wood.

Comb
. adze-like a.