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But to pummel was one thing, and to arouse Mr. Ketch was another.

Will you take it back, or shall I pummel the stuffing out of you?

The saddle should have what is called a third pummel, or leaping-horn.

Oh, that I could pummel Mr. Learning for writing it up there!

I would strike while the iron is hot; and pummel the dog to some purpose.'

Each cavalier has also on the pummel of his saddle a tabolcan.

I have read that it is not right, but I did what I always do, I held on by the pummel.

If it is obtrusive and aggressive, its appetites clamouring for supremacy, I pummel it!

Now, Miss Fairlegh, take a firm hold of the pummel; place your foot in my hand—are you ready?

Chunky bristled, but restrained himself, though he would have liked to fall on Tad Butler and pummel him.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, alteration of pommel in the verbal sense of "to beat repeatedly." In early use pumble, poumle; current spelling from c.1600. Related: Pummeled; pummeling.

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