knobkerrie :

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  • n  a short wooden club with a heavy knob on one end; used by aborigines in southern Africa

  • Attacked by her father's pet baboon, she beat it to death with her knobkerrie.
  • Then he let go: eloquence, blunt, polished and effective as an old knobkerrie, the growling, galling scorn for his enemies, the passages of noble purple for his friends.

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