shillalah :

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  • n  a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)

  • When they saw the Blue Shirts coming they flung their rocks, howling ''Up de Valera!", "O'Duffy is a traitor!", then ducked in for the shillalah work.
  • Soon he had been presented with a shillalah.
  • They gave their puddy-hatted guest a shillalah.

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