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mallet

(mal′ĕt)
1. In dentistry, a hammer-like tool to condense direct filling gold.
2. In orthopedics, a small hammer.
3. Malleus.

mallet,

n a hammering instrument.
mallet, hard,
n a small hammer with a leather-, rubber-, fiber-, or metal-faced head; used to supply force or to supplement hand force for the compaction of foil or amalgam and to seat cast restorations.

mallet

a heavy-headed surgical instrument used for driving a bone chisel.

Kirk mallet
a mallet with a solid bronze head.
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Having a number of mallets in its product line, Odyssey Golf took the idea and ran with it.
Throwing of mallets is not allowed at any time, in any situation.
Acted at the Theatre-Toyal in Drury-Tane, by His Majesty's servants (London, 1751), Mallet noted that he had had to omit almost all of Thomson's contributions to this originally co-written work to adapt it for the stage--and that therefore it should be judged as his (Mallet's) work alone.
She said: ``We were able to buy the smaller, shorter-shafted mallets, hoops and balls thanks to two Lottery Community Chest grants amounting to nearly pounds 1,500 through Conwy Council.
With the exception of a xylophone, the mallet instruments used in "Soundscape VI" are metallophones: glockenspiel, two sets of chimes, and a pair of vibraphones.
From the sidelines, laughter and conversation float across the lawn, but for the moment he concentrates only on the angle at which his mallet will hit the ball.
Laird began constructing in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, applying his Boeing engineering expertise with what he considered to be the best materials and technology, thus designing rugged croquet golf mallets with durability to withstand a full golf swing.
Charging and hooking opponents' mallets was allowed, but hooking an opponent's cycle and dangerous play was not
Neat's-foot oil, shaving cream, water, mallets and good-old American spit also work, but you could let it happen naturally.
The Mallets, from Spalding, each had two children from previous marriages.
People have been raising their mallets to the moles for so long now that Whac-A-Mole has penetrated beyond being an arcade game: it's iconic and fully immersed into our culture, our collective conscience.
Highlights include more than fifty instruments, from alto clarinet to xylophone; more than twenty types of band, orchestra and ensemble, from string quartet to marching band; instrumental writing and playing techniques such as range, bowing, mutes, glissandi, harmonics, mallets and multiphonics; lesson plans, student assignments and recommended listening; and an interactive quiz with 500 listening and general questions.