HATCHET, N. A Young Axe, Known Among Indians As A Thomashawk.

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HATCHET, n. A young axe, known among Indians as a Thomashawk.

"O bury the hatchet, irascible Red,
For peace is a blessing," the White Man said.
The Savage concurred, and that weapon interred,
With imposing rites, in the White Man's head.
John Lukkus
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"