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mallet
used in The Grapes of Wrath

6 uses
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Definition
a piece of equipment for pounding or hitting
such as:
  • a tool resembling a hammer but with a large cylindrical head that is usually made of rubber or wood
  • a long stick with a thick cylindrical head used to hit a ball in polo or croquet
  • a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike percussion instruments
  • The children laid their mallets on the ground and trooped silently off the court.
    Chapter 22 (82% in)
  • The pig-tails gripped her mallet tightly.
    Chapter 22 (82% in)
  • Ruthie sprang at her, slapped her, pushed her, and wrested the mallet from her hands.
    Chapter 22 (82% in)
  • Ruthie scowled fiercely and her hands tightened on the mallet.
    Chapter 22 (82% in)
  • Suddenly she advanced on them, mallet in hand.
    Chapter 22 (83% in)
  • For a moment she stared at them, and then she flung down the mallet and ran crying for home.
    Chapter 22 (83% in)

There are no more uses of "mallet" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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