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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn).

Usage examples (36)
  • "Was your man hefty with the shillelagh?" he asked.
  • Oh, and for the publication quest, be sure to pack your shillelagh.
  • Get a large shillelagh or similar cudgel, and learn to be threatening.
  • On St Patrick's Day he carried a shillelagh and called himself Silvio O'Conte. for more
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