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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 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.
These words are impatient commands addressed by the revolutionaries to the cavilers, both local and foreign, who fear the solicitation of the status quo.
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.