Hatchet

[Greek axine, Latin ascia, Italian accetta, French hachette, our hatchet and axe.)

To bury the hatchet.
(See Bury.)

To throw the hatchet.
To tell false-hoods. In allusion to an ancient game where hatchets were thrown at a mark, like quoits. It means the same as drawing the long-bow (q.v.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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