1. a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
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How To Use matchet In A Sentence

  • The plough has not yet reached Pongo-land; the only tools are the erem (little axe for felling), the matchet (a rude cutlass for clearing), the hoe, and a succedaneum for the dibble. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo
  • When the cane is ripe, they proceed to the field, each armed with a _matchet_. Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886
  • George and Sue Matchett have been growing carob trees on their property at Woorree, on the outskirts of Geraldton, for the past 14 years.
  • For small poles with thin branches, a matchet can also be used. Chapter 10
  • (ix) The following implements: matchet, sickle, fork and an irrigation can. Chapter 7
  • Khalifah, and he is watching them and waiting for me to return to him with a couple of frails and a matchet. Arabian nights. English
  • Holidaymakers Hazel and David Matchett have described their terrifying last minute dash to safety as they fled Hurricane Ivan.
  • His Personal Assistant, Femi Ekundayo, was not spared as he received several matchet cuts on his head and back. Elections - fresh news by
  • The highest levels, only a few feet above water, are grown with a dense bush that wants the matchet. To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative
  • The base of the tree must be well cleared, using the axe or a matchet in order to prevent the saw from blunting too quickly (2). Chapter 8
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