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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.

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He said: ``The defendant,armed with a Stanley knife, a hammer and a chisel had gone round to Victory Avenue and, we say, quite coldly bludgeoned Mr Griffiths to death.
Araujo was bludgeoned and strangled to death after she was revealed to be biologically male at a party in Northern California in October 2002.
Detectives are investigating the past of a postman bludgeoned to death as he delivered mail in a quiet, residential street.
Mr Perry, 40, and Mr Hagan, 36, both from Huyton, were allegedly bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat on June 19.
They were found bludgeoned to death in their burned-out home in Kelvin Road, Clydach, near Swansea, in June 1999.
Karl Bluestone (below) who bludgeoned Chandler, Henry and his wife, Jill, to death at the family home.
More than 81,000 backyard birds have so far been brutally destroyed, and 285,000 more birds are scheduled to be bludgeoned, shot, and gassed, "euthanized," according to The Press Enterprise on January 31, 2003.
It comes after Mark Spencer, 37, was bludgeoned to death with a tennis racquet last month on his patio in Coomera, Queensland - less than an hour from where the show is filmed.
TWO gun police are being investigated over claims they bludgeoned an injured deer to death with a crowbar instead of shooting it.
Summary: A former blacksmith who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer to spare her the shame of his child sex offending has been jailed.
He bludgeoned dad Nicholas, 56, and mum Elizabeth, 48, to death in Jersey in October 1987.