Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


He will come quicklier than for cudgeling him as thou dost.'

I was just cudgeling my brains for a suitable form in which to present my request.

Tom had been cudgeling his brains to remember all that Old Sol had told him about his favorite places for setting his mink traps.

One was driven by wind and sun; even the clouds took a hand in cudgeling one on.

They walked out to the avenue, Joe cudgeling his brains as to what the next step should be.

Edouard was in despair, and Lampin was cudgeling his brains, swearing that they should not take him alive.

There is a possibility, he said, as one cudgeling his brains to recall something once known but long out of memory.

There is less kicking and cudgeling, and more attention is given to that best of all rules, "The Golden Rule."

When my day boy left, I promoted a night boy to the second day job, and was cudgeling my brain for a good chap to go on nights.

Here have I been cudgeling my brains all day to devise means to retain a cook that will please you!