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noun as in cudgel

noun as in night stick

noun as in walking stick

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Saying which, he flourished his shillelagh before the slipper merchant's face, and then gave him a smart tap on his head.

The shillelagh was not a mere stick picked up for a few pence, or cut casually out of the common hedge.

The shillelagh was then a beautiful, tough, formidable weapon, and when tipped with an iron ferrule was quite ready for action.

They wove no mild sort of halo for the head of a shillelagh-flourishing Whitechapel Countess descended from the writer and doer.

His bludgeon, or—considering his present connection—may we say his shillelagh?


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On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shillelagh, such as: business, staff, baton, billy, blackjack, and bludgeon.

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