mattock

Part of speech: noun

A pickax- like tool having blades instead of points.

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Usage examples "mattock":

  1. No; Publius and Sempronius, you must do it; 'Tis you must dig with mattock and with spade, And pierce the inmost centre of the earth; Then, when you come to Pluto's region, I pray you deliver him this petition. - "Titus-Andronicus", Shakespeare, William.
  2. Patrick said: 'I'm ready, for a year, Miss Mattock. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Come forth with a ladder and with a mattock and then mount upon the thinking- shop and dig down the roof, if you love your master, until you tumble the house upon them. - "The Clouds", Aristophanes.