“to sling the hatchet ,” to skulk.—Sea.
“to throw the hatchet ,” to tell lies. Same as “to draw the long bow.”

n. A young axe, known among Indians as a Thomashawk.

  "O bury the hatchet, irascible Red,
  For peace is a blessing," the White Man said.
      The Savage concurred, and that weapon interred,
  With imposing rites, in the White Man's head.

John Lukkus