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A semantic shift from `cudgel' to `weaver's beam, distaff' is paralleled by the Irish cognate lorg `staff, stick; rod or wand of office; club, cudgel; handle or shaft of an implement', also attested as 'distaff' by the phrase be loirge `distaff woman' in a legal text in London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero A.vii.(12) The notion of spinning as a woman's traditional skill thus figures in Irish lorg and the moegdnes lorh of St Boniface's letter alike.
An eyewitness, who spoke with Nigerian Tribune said that armed thugs invaded the residence of an high chief in the town where the traditional ruler was holding a meeting with cutlasses, knives, cudgels and guns.
Hamas, Hezbollah, and their ilk have long used images of children as a cudgel to portray Israelis as a wanton murderers of children, even as the IDF remains the only force that doesn't target civilians.
Quagliar red u lum sh sKs a c he sho cavem Oscar a Since that sobering night in Kiev, Pirlo has sprouted a beard and instead of a conductor's baton he looks as if he should brandish a caveman's cudgel. 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.
Bennett took up the cudgel vacated by the injured Matthew Rees Down Under and the onus is on him again.
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.
ALLAN Sartori, the proprietor of Broad Street's Rocket Club, is the hapless victim of that old fashioned cudgel, the poison pen letter.
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." For Lucas (American and Canadian studies, U.
Lord Strathclyde, who leads the party's peers, accused the Government of wielding the Parliament Act as a 'cudgel' to get its own way.
(Tozzi admits his petition was filed on behalf of "somebody in the food business," but declined to be more specific.) Here, too, "data quality" was merely a cudgel by which to block the government from considering good science when making policy.
Authority is, among other things, moral authority, and it is forfeited when affiliation is enforced at the business end of a cudgel. Nor is the prospect of numerous intermediate associations wielding coercive power attractive.
rhopalic or ropalicGreek rhopalikos,literally, like a club (i.e., thicker toward the end), a derivative of rhopalon club, cudgel