Robinson Crusoe made a boat by hollwoing out a cedar-tree trunk with nothing but a mallet and chisel.
A polo ball is actually hit with the side of the mallet.
She plays the marimba with two mallets in each hand.
The mallet hesitated at the top of its swing.
Stephen King -- The Shining
In each hole he used a mallet to pound in a trunnel peg of white oak
Robert Newton Peck -- A Day No Pigs Would Die
After a moment of blank staring, I picked up the tiny bowl and mallet I assumed was meant for thread crushing and started pressing.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
I heard myself scream, "Don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him," and at that moment Sam slammed backwards as if he’d been knocked over by a mallet.
James Lincoln Collier -- My Brother Sam is Dead
Just as I leaped from the bed the headache of a hangover smote my skull like a mallet, and during my struggle with my trousers I was seized by further panic, or I should say, dread: the bell tolled outside and I counted the strokes—it was noon!
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
It took all of his effort not to reach in his tool belt, grab a mallet, and whop Hazel and Frank upside their heads.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
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He looked like he had been fashioned by setting boulders atop boulders; his hands were iron mallets and his face rough-carved out of granite.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Chains
"Use the mallet on the table, Sassenach," said Jamie.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
Upstairs, puzzling light-headed over differential equations, Newton’s Law of Cooling, independent variables, we have used the fact that tau is constant to eliminate its derivative, Hobie’s presence below stairs was an anchor, a friendly weight: I was comforted to hear the tap of his mallet floating up from below and to know that he was down there pottering quietly with his tools and his spirit gums and varicolored woods.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
It showed an elderly stone carver, bent over his workbench, pounding a block of stone with a mallet.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Across the lawn, she could see Sean running after Mason Byers, wielding a yellow croquet mallet.
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
There I was immediately set to calking, and very soon learned the art of using my mallet and irons.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The children laid their mallets on the ground and trooped silently off the court.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
Willarski coughed, he was answered by the Masonic knock with mallets, the doors opened before them.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
These men carried mallets in their gloved hands.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
Leave that stuff in the blood and the blood hits the brain like a mallet, bang, a couple of thousand times and the brain just gives up, just quits.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
The commissary took up an iron mallet and knocked thrice, every blow seeming to Dantes as if struck on his heart.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Leo pulled a rubber mallet from his tool bag.
Rick Riordan -- The Lost Hero
Mix the chocolate with the sugar, pounding it with a mallet and grinding the two together.
Laura Esquivel -- Like Water for Chocolate
Doctors came running up from every direction with needles, lights, tubes, rubber mallets and oscillating metal tines.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Every year they import twenty-seven thousand scintillating jeweled scuttling crabs from their native planet and while away a happy drunken night smashing them to bits with iron mallets.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Horst stopped his mallet in midblow when he saw Roran.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
So he got a chisel and mallet and hacked off the genitalia of every single male statue inside Vatican City.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
Then a much closer noise, like mallets in the sand.
Rick Riordan -- The Lightning Thief
He started with a wooden mallet and lightly tapped the stone.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
"See you this?" and withdrawing it from the folds that had hidden it, he held up a white arm of sperm whale bone, terminating in a wooden head like a mallet.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
They hit the ball with the mallet, pock and pock again, and laugh.
Frank McCourt -- Angela’s Ashes
This accomplished, our task was less difficult, for with a heavy mallet we forced the wedge in further and further, until at length the trunk was split in twain.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
However, he and Hermione worked out where most of the poles and pegs should go, and though Mr. Weasley was more of a hindrance than a help, because he got thoroughly overexcited when it came to using the mallet, they finally managed to erect a pair of shabby two-man tents.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
As for the inside, I was three weeks with a mallet and chissel, clearing it in such a manner, as that it was big enough to carry twenty-six men, much bigger than any canoe I ever saw in my life, and confequentiy sufficient to transport me and all my effects to that wished-for shore I so ardently desired.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
All the elephants in the lines jumped up as if they had been shot, and their grunts at last waked the sleeping mahouts, and they came out and drove in the picket pegs with big mallets, and tightened this rope and knotted that till all was quiet.
Rudyard Kipling -- The Jungle Book
Sounds solid: made by the mallet of Los Demiurgos.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
One by one, as though hit over the head with an invisible mallet, the first-years were slumping unconscious in their seats; some slid right on to the floor, others merely hung over the arms of their chairs, their tongues lolling out.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I turned around: it was Don, and he was holding a croquet mallet in one hand.
Sarah Dessen -- This Lullaby
Four beats, and swing your mallets as you have never swung them before in all your lives, for we have a new king.
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
This corpus had also given Carrie endless nightmares in which the mutilated Christ chased her through dream corridors, holding a mallet and nails, begging her to take up her cross and follow Him.
Stephen King -- Carrie
She’d grown up the daughter of a hay farmer and shake cutter, a man who couldn’t get ends to meet; she’d cut thousands of shakes, had hunched over a cedar block with a froe and a mallet, her blond hair hanging in her eyes.
David Guterson -- Snow Falling on Cedars
The boy dodged and the mallet clattered the length of the room.
Hal Borland -- When the Legends Die
It was the time when one hears by the side of the dockyard the caulking-mallets sounding against the hull of vessels.
Gustave Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
The lumps protruding here and there are the tools Grandfather Nakane brought when he came to this country—chisels, a hammer, a mallet, a thin pointed saw, the handle extending from the blade like that of a kitchen knife.
Joy Kogawa -- Obasan
As the bareback riders galloped up and down the clearing, pursuing the goat skull that served as a ball, they swiped at each other with their mallets and slammed their horses into each other like drivers at a demolition derby.
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
Deo looked up at the bronze image of the once famous Danish sculptor; he was clad in a belted tunic, a mallet in one hand, a chisel in the other.
Tracy Kidder -- Strength in What Remains
He put the saw away and brought the mallet to her.
William Faulkner -- The Sound and the Fury
Bobby wrestled a mallet out of my hands and tossed it into a tree, and Stinky stole a wire wicket while Dad’s back was turned.
Victor Martinez -- Parrot in the Oven
Hamidullah had gone to the party, but his pony had not, so Aziz borrowed it, also his friend’s riding breeches and polo mallet.