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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Definitions for cudgel

  1. A short heavy stick used as a weapon; a club.
  2. To beat with or as if with a cudgel.

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Citations for cudgel
Whatever had been making her dogs uneasy, she'd have to handle it on her own. Rosie Bowe took a heavy piece of firewood as a cudgel and followed them. Jim Crace, Signals of Distress
The Grand Vizier Kuprili of Constantinople, for example, . . . closed the city's coffeehouses. Anyone caught drinking coffee was soundly cudgeled. Mark Pendergrast, Uncommon Grounds
Origin of cudgel
900
Cudgel derives from Old English cycgel.