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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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Mattock narrowly avoided a jail term earlier in his playing career when he pleaded guilty to affray while at Leicester.
Warne rewards his scorers with a training-ground mug for a morning cuppa, and Mattock said: "I've a bit of a knack for getting last-minute goals.
Josh Sims hit the foot of a post for Reading from Swift's pull-back, but they needed a goalline clearance from Andy Yiadom to keep out Will Vaulks' header before Mattock levelled (below).
The public spaces protection order (PSPO) came into force in April after reports of "intimidation, harassment and distress" for women using the facility on Mattock Lane.
Mattock lane is a community healthcare provider for the london north west university healthcare nhs trust(lnwuh).
But Mr Mattock returned on Wednesday to try and get his furniture.
'In this area of Snowdonia, we can expect 200 days of rainfall every year,' says Mattock. Weather that is ideal for growing.
Mattock has called on the club's attackers to maintain their motivation in difficult times.
They could not force any further chances while Rotherham had the indignity of ending the game with nine men as Mattock received a second booking for time-wasting.
Mattock as a driving force in precast/prestressed concrete, owing especially to this Research and Development Committee participation.
Wednesday finished the game with 10 men after Mattock was dismissed for a second bookable offence - but they held on comfortably.
"We are so relieved it has all ended happily," said Mr Mattock. "We had to leave the windows open for days to get rid of the smoke residue.