Origin of mattock
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How to use mattock in a sentence
They still used to say in the country districts: "The spindles must follow the mattock," but it was only by force of habit.
This ride of mine shall ring in their ears long after I'm done for—put to bed with a mattock, and tucked up with a spade.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
It reminds us somewhat of the grub-hoe or mattock, and probably served a similar purpose—to break up the ground.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
So we marched up into the mountains at midnight, every man with bow and spear, axe and mattock.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
The mattock and spade are realistic of the grave; the open book proclaims the promise of the heaven beyond.In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious|W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent