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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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Police revealed on Tuesday that the Royal Navy veteran was bludgeoned to death in an "horrendous" attack between 3pm and 6pm on Sunday.
Turn to Page 2 BLUDGEONED TO DEATH: Judith Richardson, 77 DANGEROUS MAN: Fugitive and convicted sex attacker Graeme Jarman, caught on CCTV in Stockton, and pictured far left, is wanted in connection with an OAP's death
Kevin was bludgeoned with a hammer and had his throat cut while Cici was hit with a similar weapon and died from suffocation having been gagged.
The bodies of Xi Zhou, known as Cici, and her boyfriend Zhen Xing Yang, called Kevin, were found hacked and bludgeoned to death in their ground floor flat, on Croydon Road, in Arthur's Hill, Newcastle, two days after they were last seen alive.
Mother-of-four Sandra Phillips, manageress of The Private Shop in Dillwyn Street, Swansea, was bludgeoned to death there.
"The famed British playwright Joe Orton was considered quite the raconteur before being bludgeoned to death by his bald lover." On top of that, four audience members are called onstage to participate, and the unscripted element gives the show a fun, unpredictable edge.
DETECTIVES hunting the killer of Amelie Delagrange, found bludgeoned to death in south west London on August 19, have spoken to another victim who may have been attacked by the same man.
A JILTED lover bludgeoned his partner's new boyfriend to death and tried to murder her while the couple lay in bed, a court heard today.
MURDER cops were last night quizzing nine neighbours - including three schoolgirls - after a man was bludgeoned to death.
Besides the decline in business due to the September 11th attacks, fears surrounding SARS have bludgeoned the once booming Chinatown economy, said LMDC chairman John C.
PLODDING back and forth before the jury box, he bludgeoned the panel with his case, belaboring every point, and filled the air with excruciating minutiae, lifting his chin and dragging his vowels in a most irksome way.
The shop was left unsupervised one day by prison staff and another inmate took a hammer from the shop tool room and bludgeoned the prisoner to death.