Arrow-heads, axe-heads, lance-heads, and knives, made of
granite, jade, serpentine, jasper, basalt, and other hard stones. The
first were discovered on the banks of the Somme, near Amiens and
Abbeville, but others have been discovered in Belgium, Germany, Italy,
etc. They were the rude instruments of men before the use of metal was
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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