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  • noun Plural form of mattock.

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Examples

  • The crossing of mattocks, that is to say, the actual meeting of the workmen underground, was often the abrupt signal for contention; the driving of narrow headings was a means by which one coal-owner might gain possession of coal which of right belonged to another; and a pit, though sunk at a cost of several thousand pounds, had no secured possession of coal beyond 12 yards round it, that is, a tract of coal 24 yards in diameter.

    The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account

  • It still contained a considerable number of tools, such as mattocks, shovels, and pick-axes.

    Off on a Comet

  • It still contained a considerable number of tools, such as mattocks, shovels, and pick-axes.

    Off on a Comet

  • It still contained a considerable number of tools, such as mattocks, shovels, and pick-axes.

    Off on a Comet! a Journey through Planetary Space

  • So, in the second chapter of Isaiah, the scholars assembled in the Puritan John Rainolds's rooms in Corpus Christi, Oxford, faced the following in the Bishops' Bible: "They shall break their swords also into mattocks, and their spears to make scythes: and one people shall not lift up a weapon against another, neither shall they learn to fight from henceforth".

    The King James Bible reconsidered | David Edgar

  • We sense the weight of the mattocks, imagine the pull of the swinging tools.

    Iberian Treasures in Chalk and Ink

  • We made a stack of useful tools that needed fixing, axes and hoe blades and mattocks and rakes, their broken handles made of hand-shaped ash.

    The Dirty Life

  • The Israelites were so poor that they had to go to the Philistines to sharpen their ploughshares, mattocks, axes and sickles.

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  • As for a class war … they bring polo sticks, I bring mattocks.

    Waldo Jaquith - Late Night Shots.

  • [36] You, gentlemen, who are in command of the road-makers, you have the lists of the soldiers I have disqualified from serving as javelin-men, bowmen, or slingers, and you will make the old javelin men march with axes for felling timber, the bowmen with mattocks, and the slingers with shovels.

    Cyropaedia

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