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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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Graham, 40, from Wheatfield, Ballygowan in Co Down, is due to be sentenced early next year after he was found guilty of bludgeoning his victim with a hockey stick.
An arraignment for a convicted killer charged in the 1978 bludgeoning deaths of a Canoga Park brother and sister was postponed Friday so his attorney can have more time to prepare.
But at least you'll stagger out of the bludgeoning experience knowing some of it was amusing.
Steely throated vocalist Chino Moreno's primal screams strain toward oblivion, while metal-guitars and bludgeoning percussion carve into the industrial soundscape.
LANCASTER - Trial is scheduled to start this month for a Palmdale ex- convict who is charged with bludgeoning and strangling a woman a year ago.
SAN FERNANDO - Still proclaiming his innocence, 16-year-old Michael Demirdjian was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the ``animalistic'' bludgeoning deaths of two other teens on a Glendale playground.
Terteryan is accused of stabbing Raul Aguirre and Gevorgyan of bludgeoning the victim with a crowbar.
Demirdjian was accused of bludgeoning the boys to death July 23, 2000, on the playground of Valley View Elementary School in Glendale to avenge a botched marijuana deal.
An Orange County judge has rejected a defense motion to disqualify another judge from presiding over the retrial of a teen-ager charged with bludgeoning two boys to death last year on a Glendale playground, officials said Monday.