An agricultural tool shaped like a pickaxe, with an adze and chisel edge as the ends of the head. I remember reading the word ‘adze’ when I was a child, and looking at a black and white drawing of a man wielding one.  The spelling of the word dazed me.

‘In battle they wielded heavy two-handed mattocks.’

Source: JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit (London: HarperCollins, 1995), p. 249

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