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1. A stone mason’s axe with a flat face for knocking off projecting angular points, and a pointed peen for reducing a surface to the desired form; also called a jedding axe.
2. A heavy timber, as a timber bolted between two stanchions.
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It doesn't move (or, it is not supposed to) and, up until recently, most manufacturers apparently took a rather caviler attitude regarding quality control.
In contrast to the almost caviler attacking approach that has characterized United's play this season, Ferguson's side took a much more pragmatic, counter-attacking outlook at White Hart Lane, playing their opponents due respect.
James, who famously caught shade from Cavaliers fans for taking his talents to Miami in 2010, chimed in on Irving's departure after a fan tweeted a video of Irving's former Cavilers jersey on the ground.
It also takes a defensive position 'pessimists are not absent, especially cavilers who still support the institution's futility', but these attitudes are considered 'natural in a democratic society' (People's Advocate Activity Report for 2005, 2006, p.