Limestone in the Great Pyramid, as elsewhere, was dressed by chopping it with an adze, a tool used from prehistoric to Roman times for all soft stones and wood.
As she climbed the porch steps, a chopping sound drifted from the back yard.
Xander drew his weapons and crossed to the two vamps, chopping them down.
Tender one day, chopping off heads the next, Death the third and finally, reluctantly telling her they were bound together forever.
Yet no part of him regretted the idea of chopping them out of the picture completely.
Two men working on a tree trunk, one making a cut with the adze lengthwise and the other chopping off the piece across, will soon hollow out a large canoe.
Meanwhile, the spade-man stands on the sheet itself, perpendicularly chopping it into the portable horse-pieces.
And as for the other whale, why, I'll agree to get more oil by chopping up and trying out these three masts of ours, than he'll get from that bundle of bones; though, now that I think of it, it may contain something worth a good deal more than oil; yes, ambergris.
In the passage of the small watchhouse a Cossack with sleeves rolled up was chopping some mutton.
In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds.