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noun as in weapon

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Lukashenko responded by dispatching heavily armed security forces who beat protesters with truncheons and rifle butts, and hauled them into miserable, jam-packed prisons.

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Ludmila says that she attacked a policeman bludgeoning an elderly woman with a truncheon, but in vain—the woman died.

Truncheon spoke in a low voice, and with the deepest and most respectful melancholy.

And she shot one glance at Fitzroy, who shot another at the great Truncheon, who held down his eyes.

The gesture is mainly pride, but there is misgiving in it, too: the knowledge that the pen is not as mighty as the truncheon.

I think that he actually had provided himself with a truncheon to meet all the emergencies of supreme command.

The dagger and the night-stick (the latter a stout truncheon weighted with lead) were doing the work, and effectively, too.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to truncheon, such as: baton, bat, bludgeon, and stick.

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