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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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Brown, now 44, originally from Drumchapel, Glasgow, was 19 when he was locked up for bludgeoning spinster Annie Walsh, 51, to death in her Manchester home.
But unlike these other genres, industrial no longer boasts other bands worth their weight in angst, bludgeoning beats, and badly applied eyeliner.
A BUS driver yesterday dramatically admitted bludgeoning his mother to death as he was about to stand trial for her murder.
Mother-of-two Julie McGinley, 31, and lover Michael Monaghan, 44, were found guilty of bludgeoning her husband Gerald to death in the bedroom of their home in Ballinamallard, Co Fermanagh.
A WOMAN accused with her former lover of bludgeoning her husband to death is to face a retrial.
A RELATIVE of the Kennedy family was jailed for life yesterday for bludgeoning a girl to death 27 years ago.
Myskina, who came into the tournament with high hopes after reaching grasscourt finals in Edgbaston and Eastbourne over the last two weeks, offered little resistance in the second as the Frenchwoman dominated from the baseline with her bludgeoning groundstrokes.
The 41-year-old was found guilty of bludgeoning to death Martha Moxley, 15, with a golf club in an exclusive neighbourhood of Greenwich, Connecticut, in October 1975.
MURDERER John Thompson hanged himself after bludgeoning teenage neighbour Rachel Tough to death, an inquest heard yesterday.