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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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In the JEE, we continued to encourage authors to use pretest and posttest, although it might be better to refer to these tests as pre-treatment and post-treatment test scores and avoid cavilers.
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London had used its walls to repel invaders in 1554 and had of necessity in 1568 supplied 4000 foot and 2000 carrying cavilers to the army against Scotland.