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Coup-de-Poing

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OF that famous palæolithic implement which the French call a ‘coup-de-poing,’ the function is still unknown and disputed; it was once called a ‘celt’, and is still regarded by some experts as the head of a once hafted ax; others, like the late M. Commont, have argued that it was used as a scraper; and still others maintain that it is an ax without a helve.

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