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mattock

a type of large pick that has one end of its blade shaped like an adze, used for loosening soil, cutting roots, etc.

mattock

[′mad·ək]
(design engineering)
A tool with the combined features of an adz, an ax, and a pick.

mattock

A tool for loosening soil in digging; shaped like a pickax, but having one of its ends broad instead of pointed.
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Mattocks threatened a member of the public after being asked to move on from outside a bar, while Young threatened a member of the public who intervened after he was hassling a young woman for change.
The issue of compensation--I breezed over it," Mattocks says.
The Rev Mattocks said: "The church has expensive things but they were after something specific and I think that was the wedding certificates.
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YOU CAN ALSO ADJUST THE BLADE AND USE IT AS A MATTOCK.
Washington would be different, Mattocks thought, with its sizable black professional class, but it hasn't worked out that way.
On the day of his death, Mr Blackmore told Mrs Mattocks that he was going for a drive in the countryside.
A mattock is right far soil not quite hard enough to require a pick.
The spreadsheets that the national accounts team had been using prior to the rollout of Cognos Planning had become gargantuan," explained Keith Mattocks, project leader, Sales and Marketing IT at L'Oreal UK.
13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the company's Regenerative Medicine business, its community education program HealTogether, and celebrity chef Charles Mattocks announced today the launch of "The Diabetic You" Mobile Tour.