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dudgeon

Obsolete a wood used in making the handles of knives, daggers, etc.
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A violent quarrel arose between him and Lisa, and he left the boat in high dudgeon.
This so intensifies his dudgeon that for five minutes he is in an ill humour.
The posts left vacant by Bagration, who had been killed, and by Barclay, who had gone away in dudgeon, had to be filled.
I prefer 'tick-tick,'" I said, whereat she departed in dudgeon.