Bludgeon


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Bludgeon

 

an ancient weapon for dealing blows.

The bludgeon was a short stick with a metal ball suspended from one end by a strap or chain. On the other end there was a loop that could be slipped over the wrist. The bludgeon was carried on one’s belt. It was used in ancient Rus’ and many countries of the Orient.

References in classic literature ?
Selecting his most formidable antagonist, the fellow with the bludgeon, Tarzan charged full upon him, dodging the falling weapon, and catching the man a terrific blow on the point of the chin that felled him in his tracks.
This late shift in England's mid-field selection, swapping the rapier for the bludgeon smells a little bit like the 1991 World Cup final at Twickenham, but in reverse.
Peta said: "If it turns out that police officers did, in fact, bludgeon a deer to death, they should be not only struck off, but also locked up.
The holiday advertisements that will no doubt bludgeon us all senseless by late December have arrived.
THE 2006 FEDERAL BUDGET IS SLIGHTLY LESS THAN six gazillion pages of eye-straining statistics, outlandish bureaucratic acronyms, and unspeakable Orwellian babble, bound in no-nonsense government blue and suitable for months of obsessive home study or as a sturdy bludgeon against domestic intruders.
It had been the defendant's intention to bludgeon his partner to death.
Overall he opens a path for understanding the Bible as a conveyance for God's loving Word today rather than as a cudgel with which to bludgeon those with whom we might disagree.
Thousands of kilometers away on Wall Street, bondholders bludgeon Cavallo for tepid budget cuts.
I have to think of the blood and sweat I've gone through to keep them healthy and you're going to come in and bludgeon the area.
Four of the best practice points I've tried and found true for this type of in-the-field shooting practice are Game Tracker Shockers, Zwickey Judo Points, Saunders' Bludgeon Points, and HTM Small Game Blunts.
Now, the court is the end in itself, a constant tool with which to bludgeon your opponent into submission.
If not, the report's detractors could use it to bludgeon the new democracy to death.