from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A beating with a cudgel.
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- verb Present participle of
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He must fight singly to morrow with Hector, and is so prophetically proud of an heroycall cudgeling, that he raves in saying nothing.
Forest-master Urich would often say in jest to his boys, 'Come now, and get your cudgeling, which is to serve you for the day.'"
Water boarding is preferable to a cruel cudgeling by memoirs dripping with bovine merda.
And so we went on, I sick with fear for him, and cudgeling my brains to keep up the conversation.
ALL that day I lay in the dungeon cudgeling my brains for the reason of this new and inexplicable punishment.
Instead people put on their militant armor and start cudgeling folks over the head.
King had to stop him, not that he feared trouble, for they did not seem to resent either abuse or cudgeling in the least -- and that in itself was food for thought; but broken shoulders are no use for carrying loads.
The piece ends with Winerip cudgeling legalization activist Ethan Nadelmann (who -- gasp -- has a PhD from Harvard!) into admitting that he still, at ripe middle age, smokes pot -- and has even done so in the presence of children ... [pause for reader to make a call to protective services].
The policy has been useless as a tool for cudgeling Castro, and it is hindering opportunities for American industries from travel to banking to agriculture, which is why there's no shortage of U.S. business groups lobbying to ease it.
With the state's economy struggling, wise money would avoid cudgeling a sector that has grown to more than 440,000 small businesses statewide.