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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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It was while talking to the branch manager, who had just experienced a bank robbery, that I came up with, what I thought was a fool-proof plan for robbing a bank," said author Noland Mattocks.
Mattocks wanted to create an entertaining story that held readers attention without getting too serious or bogged down by so many details that you lose site of the story.
The issue of compensation--I breezed over it," Mattocks says.
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The Rev Mattocks said: "The church has expensive things but they were after something specific and I think that was the wedding certificates.
The retired couple were watching television at their Tyneside home one evening last December when they found intruder Mattocks.
Mattocks believes his firm's product, expected to be officially launched sometime during the first quarter of 2010, will have an immediate impact.
HAPPY SMILES Nursery nurses Karen Mattocks, left, and Nicola Calder celebrate their promotions.
Starr said yesterday that although he was seated near Rodgers, Richardson, Lynch and Mattocks on the jet2.
YOU CAN ALSO ADJUST THE BLADE AND USE IT AS A MATTOCK.
Mattocks, executive director of regional programming and TV production and resources, points out the CBC has not had a raise in real dollar terms for three decades.
The new 225 is destined to eventually replace our previous model 235 suspension," said Mattocks, noting that the Mono-Lift 225 is less complex, less expensive and lighter because there are fewer parts.