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shillelagh

See definition of shillelagh on Dictionary.com
  • as inclub
  • as incudgel
  • as innight stick
  • as inwalking stick

synonyms for shillelagh

  • business
  • staff
  • baton
  • billy
  • blackjack
  • bludgeon
  • cosh
  • cudgel
  • hammer
  • hickory
  • mace
  • mallet
  • nightstick
  • persuader
  • quarterstaff
  • rosewood
  • sap
  • shill
  • swatter
  • truncheon
  • works
  • conk buster
  • convincer
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How to use shillelagh in a sentence

Saying which, he flourished his shillelagh before the slipper merchant's face, and then gave him a smart tap on his head.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
The shillelagh was not a mere stick picked up for a few pence, or cut casually out of the common hedge.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1893VARIOUS
The shillelagh was then a beautiful, tough, formidable weapon, and when tipped with an iron ferrule was quite ready for action.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1893VARIOUS
They wove no mild sort of halo for the head of a shillelagh-flourishing Whitechapel Countess descended from the writer and doer.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
His bludgeon, or—considering his present connection—may we say his shillelagh?
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARAVARI, VOLUME 93, OCTOBER 8, 1887VARIOUS
The Celtic element in literature is extremely valuable, but there is absolutely no excuse for shrieking ‘Shillelagh!’
REVIEWSOSCAR WILDE
The answer of the men was as stunning as a blow of a shillelagh, or as sharp as a bayonet thrust.
THE IRISH ON THE SOMMEMICHAEL MACDONAGH
This gratification of his humours is gained by Pat's being up with the pike and shillelagh on any or no occasion.
POLITICAL PAMPHLETSGEORGE SAINTSBURY
“If they come, I will be after giving them a taste of my shillelagh,” exclaimed Tim, flourishing the thick stick he carried.
THE WANDERERSW.H.G. KINGSTON
Arthur and I started to our feet, and Tim clutched his shillelagh more firmly.
THE WANDERERSW.H.G. KINGSTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHILLELAGH

  • baton
  • billy
  • blackjack
  • bludgeon
  • business
  • conk buster
  • convincer
  • cosh
  • cudgel
  • hammer
  • hickory
  • mace
  • mallet
  • nightstick
  • persuader
  • quarterstaff
  • rosewood
  • sap
  • shill
  • shillelagh
  • staff
  • swatter
  • truncheon
  • works
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.