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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 scored twice for Jamaica against the Cayman Islands on Monday but has been spared duty against Caribbean newcomers Bonaire tomorrow.
Gilman and LeBlanc describe the excavations at the Mattocks Site in southwestern New Mexico, the distinctive pottery and other artefacts of the Mimbres culture, and what can be known about the Pueblo Mimbres people from the findings.
"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. "I told my idea to her and she thought it was brilliant.
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. I told my idea to her and she thought it was brilliant.
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.
"By partnering with Charles Mattocks, we are bringing information and access to experts directly to the people who need it most.
The Rev Mattocks said: "The church has expensive things but they were after something specific and I think that was the wedding certificates.
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.
YOU CAN ALSO ADJUST THE BLADE AND USE IT AS A MATTOCK.