The absence of the night-stick and ready revolver must be supplied by overwhelming physical force.
"Oh, you don't have to hit the soles of my feet with a night-stick to keep me awake," he said.
The bigger of the two policemen prodded the other in the ribs with his night-stick.
The dagger and the night-stick (the latter a stout truncheon weighted with lead) were doing the work, and effectively, too.
The other prodded with his night-stick against the capacious overcoat pockets.
The other officer came running with his night-stick in the air, but my Scotch-Irish was rising, and I threw up my guard.
No one was abroad but an occasional policeman, twirling his night-stick.
We walked past it once, as an officer was making his rounds in leisurely fashion, swinging his night-stick in circles.
And then the dog would change into a bow-legged policeman swingin' a night-stick threatenin'.
And a man in a dark blue uniform stepped into view, night-stick in hand.