Instead of a burglar with a bag and maybe a cudgel or shotgun, they saw a small mound under the bedclothes.
The vicious movement had caused him to drop his makeshift cudgel in fear a moment before his life was taken.
As a pundit, he usually favored the shiv over the cudgel .
The temple guards cudgel him even before he has been judged.
But the cudgel was wielded to get me back in line; it worked.
If a patent has been primarily a shield - to protect an inventor's discovery from exploitation by others - lately it has become just as much a cudgel .
The Government was wielding a rapier, not a cudgel , and wanted to concentrate on the clear and pressing dangers.
Just as noise trumps silence and rage trumps courtesy, the cudgel of lawsuits to silence or cower the opposition trumps free debate.
In 1974, Jimmy Connors, a strutting young braggart who used his racket like a cudgel , bludgeoned his way to the final of Wimbledon.
They cudgel him and force him to confess to his iniquities.