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  • n  an edge tool used to cut and shape wood

  • A rasp, a plane, a hammer, an auger, a gimlet, an adze, a cubit rule, a saw, and three chisels for paring, as well as a gouge--all were mine.
  • Walt Disney is a genuine hand-hewn American original with the social adze-marks sticking out all over; he is a garage-type inventor with a wild guess in his eye and a hard pinch .
  • Today the brightly colored wood carvings still bear rough adze marks, but they rank high as primitive art, ranging in style from naturalism to symbolic abstraction (see Color .

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