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A prehistoric flint tool with a single working edge at one end of a blade or flake, at right angles to the long axis.
- ‘The first identified visitor to the rock was a Mesolithic hunter, who left a stubby flint end-scraper similar to tools from the Mesolithic house site at Howick 14 km away, which has been dated to around 8,000 bc.’
- ‘For European and American Stone Age peoples, end-scrapers served as heavy-duty scraping tools that could have been used on animal hides, wood, or bones.’
- ‘A very common artifact from prehistoric sites in this region is the end-scraper.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.