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Synonyms for cudgel

Synonyms for cudgel

a club that is used as a weapon

strike with a cudgel


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Leaping over his prostrate body, I seized the cudgel and finished the monster before he could regain his feet.
"I must needs own thou art a brave and a sturdy soul and, withal, a good stout stroke with the cudgels. By this and by that, my head hummeth like to a hive of bees on a hot June day."
Their eventual denial gives the opposition a deadlier cudgel compared to the one it currently has - but these demands certainly cannot be called a sustainable alternative; one that the opposition is supposed to provide.
He moves on from listening to the serious business of Bible study and how it should be approached and then to the process of "Making Decisions in the Light of the Bible." Overall he opens a path for understanding the Bible as a conveyance for God's loving Word today rather than as a cudgel with which to bludgeon those with whom we might disagree.
''We will cudgel our brains to prevent loans (to them) from going bad,'' Kudo added.
After all, the goal of Truman and other Cold War presidents was not to defeat but to "contain" -- that is, control -- the Communist enemy, and use the threat of nuclear annihilation to cudgel Americans into accepting a UN-brokered new world order.
For decades, the Scholastic Aptitude Test, otherwise known as the SAT has towered over students and served as a political cudgel against poorly funded schools.
You won't have to cudgel your memory for details of your past successes.
In German, doggerel is called Knuttelvers (literally "cudgel verse").
It is agreed that British *lorga must have given Middle Welsh llory `staff, cudgel, club; (?shaft of) spear or javelin'; Old Cornish lorch gl.
We listen at the confessional for the progress of materialism to set an example, but we won't lift a cudgel to the door of the sanctuary.
The corporate sector has in many instances picked up the cudgel.
Summary: Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], Apr 4 (ANI): Women Against Social Evil (WASE), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has taken up the cudgel to check the menacing role of cash in polls.
'These men numbering about 20, started attacking us and rounded me after injuring others and one of them stabbed me directly at the back of my head after shooting and as if this was not enough, one of them used a cudgel to hit my head at the same time and I passed out.
I DESPAIR that I have to pick up this cudgel again.