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truhn chin

  • n  a short stout club used primarily by policemen

  • What English constables call their "truncheons" became clubs with a vengeance last week as jobless men were beaten back and down in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Birkenhead,.
  • First, because of the military juntas who came to power in a bloody coup in 1962, and have been running the country with a truncheon ever since.
  • She suffered a brain concussion and a cut when an officer delivered a truncheon blow to her head.
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  • Anti-government mass rally in Ukraine turns violent
    Kiev, Ukraine — A protest by about 300,000 Ukrainians angered by their government's decision to freeze integration with the West turned violent Sunday, when a group of demonstrators besieged the president's office and police drove them back with truncheon
    Dec. 1, 2013 - Detroit News

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