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Synonyms for mallet

a sports implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer

a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc

a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden)

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In passing along the valley, I was often attracted by the noise of the mallet, which, when employed in the manufacture of the cloth produces at every stroke of its hard, heavy wood, a clear, ringing, and musical sound, capable of being heard at a great distance.
Of course they at once halted, a safe distance away from the terrible iron mallet.
Meantime the giant continued to raise his iron mallet high in the air and to strike the path terrific blows that echoed through the mountains like the roar of a cannon.
So Ozma clung fast to the mane, and the lion crouched in the path and eyed the swinging mallet carefully until he knew just the instant it would begin to rise in the air.
Then, before anyone thought he was ready, he made a sudden leap straight between the iron giant's legs, and before the mallet struck the ground again the Lion and Ozma were safe on the other side.
I'm tired out, and won't pass under that mallet again.
The truth of the matter was that it was Lawrence who had murdered Alfred Inglethorp with a croquet mallet.
Meanwhile the noise of saw and mallet went on briskly, mingled with the clattering of boards on the stone pavement of the road, and sometimes with the workmen's voices as they called to one another.
Two teams ofve players each hit a ball with their mallets, trying to get the ball into the other team's goal.
Croquet mallets have the look of Indian war clubs for a reason; it is dangerous to underestimate their ability to be a deadly weapon.
NOW LET'S HAMMER OUT THE DETAILS ON TYPES OF HAMMERS AND MALLETS YOU'LL FIND IN YOUR TOOL BOX.
Additional balls can be purchased in sets of four and additional mallets are available individually or in sets of four.
the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments as well as numerous other musical accessories, has aqcuired Pro-Mark Corporation, manufacturer of drumsticks, brushes, mallets and other percussion accessories.
For mallets, cut two l-inch pieces from a drinking straw.
Methodically guiding readers with a "user-friendly" text on woodworking's most intricate particulars, Make Your Own Woodworking Tools covers such issues as steel and other raw materials equipment and tools, safety, tools without blacksmithing, simple blacksmithing techniques, heat treating, dressing and sharpening tools, handles and mallets, special purpose tools, and five innovative projects.