sledgehammer

railroad track weld
Buckingham Branch employee sledgehammers slag off a new track weld between 1st and 2nd Street northeast in Charlottesville Virginia.
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The word sledgehammer is derived from the Anglo Saxon “Slaegan”, which, in its first sense, means “to strike violently”. The English words “slag”, “slay”, and “slog” are cognate.–Wikipedia

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1968
bat·man
noun, plural bat·men. (in the British army) a soldier assigned to an officer as a servant.
Origin: 1745–55; short for bat-horse man, equivalent to bat < French bât packsaddle (< Vulgar Latin *bastum, noun derivative of *bastāre to carry < Late Greek *bastân, re-formation of Greek bastázein to lift, carry) + horse + man1--Dictionary.com
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