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Spade bayonet


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spade bayonet a bayonet with a broad blade which may be used digging; -- called also trowel bayonet.
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In literature:

Many picks and spades had been captured in the fort, and others used bayonets.
"The Guns of Bull Run" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The men fought like maniacs with spades, bayonets, knives and clubbed guns.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"

In poetry:

And cannon, bayonet, sword and shield,
The implements of murder's trade,
Shall furrow deep the fertile field,
Converted into hoe and spade!
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones