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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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This increase, however, must have resulted in total sales that are at least equal to or greater than the 2011 sales total (Thousands of 9-liter cases) Brand Supplier 2011 2012 2013 (p) Cavil Palm Bay 3,524 3,485 3,555 International Gekkeikan Sidney Frank 438 436 450 Sake Importing Brazin DFV Wines 31 30 34 Brand '12/'13% Change Cavil 2.
One cavil before my final plaudit: surely the rather basic programme-booklet could have run to giving us the poets of the songs.
Gadot will be starring opposite Henry Cavil and Ben Affleck as Superman and Batman, respectively.
We also cavil at the cost of Kirklees employing people to enforce the laws and rules but expect a pristine countryside.
FluoriGard[TM] technology is an optimized fluoride delivery system that produces a temporary shift in pH, a condition that favors remineralization and fluoride uptake in the oral cavil, Colgate says.
There is no cavil about that in the past, we have suffered for the reason that we were hesitant to adopt and sustain democracy as way of life and mode of governance.
Andy Cavil, project manager for BAM Construction, which built the hospital, said: "I don't think you can build anything more socially rewarding than a hospital - one of this size and nature is fairly rare in Wales.
My only cavil is that this 2010 recording, mainly made in Edinburgh's Usher Hall, is aggressively bright in its engineering, resulting in a hard-edged quality to the sound.
A second cavil with the book's title (and the more important one) is that it is conclusive only in the past tense.
The mood was so obviously upbeat and a cross-section of residents who spoke to Khaleej Times in the late evening voiced three common sentiments that no one can cavil with.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE PLAN (Cert 15, 107 mins) HUMANITY'S arrogance and a reliance on technology sow the seeds of its downfall in this two-hour-long feature made for the Sci Fi Channel, told from the perspective of humanoid Cylon John Cavil (Dean Stockwell), who is plotting a devastating attack on the human race.
That cavil aside, make no mistake: this is an excellent book and should find a place in the history of childhood.