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mallet
used in Moby Dick

3 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
  • "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.
    Chapters 100-102 -- The Pequod meets….; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (3% in)
  • But the caulking mallet is full of it.
    Chapters 127-129 -- The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin--Ahab and Pip (12% in)
  • This wooden mallet is the cork, and I'm the professor of musical glasses—tap, tap!"
    Chapters 127-129 -- The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin--Ahab and Pip (19% in)

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