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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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No other nation setting up a new Parliament would still be niggling about location or cavilling about cost.
Cervantes does not so much parody romance as rehabilitate it against the cavilling censure of its Aristotelian critics.
ROYAL ANTHEM is a very good horse, there can be no cavilling on that point.