of silence, and the two speakers would be on common ground when the native indicated by the name bwirri his cudgel, flung whirring through the air at a flock of birds, or when the native described as a jakkal-yakkal the bird called by the foreigner a cockatoo.
I had with me a short stout cudgel and a long knife.
The only effect of this threat was that Johnson reiterated the charge of forgery in the most contemptuous terms, and walked about, during some time, with a cudgel.
The traditional Irish shillelagh or cudgel is one example of a weapon made with this wood.
I'll not bate ye a pin on ' t, sir; for, by this cudgel, tis true.