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kuh juhl

  • n  a club that is used as a weapon
  • v  strike with a cudgel

  • I do agree, after being edified, that the torch greatly resembles the cudgel and I also harbor the suspicion that their designer(s) has(have) the cudgel in mind when drawing up the .
  • He has used the issue as a cudgel against Rudy Giuliani (a passionately pro-immigrant mayor trying to sound like a tough guy now), even though Romney reportedly employed illegal .
  • The fear in Belarus is that Russia is using energy supplies as a cudgel to take over Belarus' economy in order to forcibly reintegrate Belarus into the Russian federation.

  • Hamid Gul in Rediff
    Besides, the American generals, I have a professional cudgel with them,Gul added. "They lack character. They know that a job cannot be done, because they know -- I cannot believe that they didn't realise that the objectives are being mixed...
  • Michael Madigan in Chicago Tribune
    I myself have written several criticisms of the cult of Churchill, and of the uncritical way that it has been used to stifle or cudgel those with misgivings. ('Adlai,' said John F. Kennedy of his outstanding UN ambassador during the Bay of Pigs... Christopher Hitchens Earthtimes (press release),432863.shtml&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEfgyjhcJH0hK5AmSy8H77C9lZm5Q Jun 15, 2008 24078 32269 cudgel Madigan, who helped write the 1970 Illinois Constitution, said the state charter's framers did not intend that the special session power would be used as a cudgel for the governor to beat the General Assembly into submission."

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