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As Oscar, all twinkling feet and panache around the box, became the new darling of Stamford Bridge, the caveman's cudgel was often a blunt instrument.
But it's not just Romney's Democratic opponents who have sought to use his faith as cudgel to pummel his political prospects.
Bennett took up the cudgel vacated by the injured Matthew Rees Down Under and the onus is on him again.
It would be an uneven fight," Hontiveros, who took the cudgel for Arroyo's opponent in Pampanga, said.
Mountain Ash's Stuart Manley briefly took up the cudgel with four birdies but, with four shots dropped in his final four holes, slipped to two over par and 11 shots off the pace set by overnight leader, Frenchman Michael Lorenzo-Vera.
The set, with its guns, swords, crossbow, dagger, cudgel and medieval axe, helps create a menacing atmosphere.
In the run-up to the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, "contrarian" essayist Christopher Hitchens, an ostensibly "leftist" supporter of the war, utilized the figure of George Orwell as a cudgel to beat anti-war figures as appeasers of "Islamo-fascism.
Instead, they will use the cudgel of the Parliament Act to crush any point of view other than their own.
Here, too, "data quality" was merely a cudgel by which to block the government from considering good science when making policy.
For Kimball and Stephen, apparently, the only criticism worthy of mention comes at the business end of a cudgel.
But senior members of the Democratic Party took a sharply partisan cudgel to Gingrich on Thursday.
Oscar, all twinkling feet and panache around the box, became the new darling of Stamford Bridge, but the caveman's cudgel was a blunt instrument.