from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as is taken up between the thumb and two first fingers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boxer; a pugilist.
- n. As much as can be taken up between the thumb and the first two fingers; a pinch.
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The Bishop was prepared with the customary "pugil" or champion (who received 6s. 8d. per annum), though his services were not required.
Nuvision Action Images After warriors tried to knock him down with padded pugil sticks, Mr. Call sprinted across the finish line to win.
Cantor challenged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to a pugil stick match in the stacks of Fort Knox.
If you're excited to see pugil sticks and sling-shot humans coming at you in 3-D, you'll likely also be happy to know the "Jackass" franchise will allegedly be continued in a third movie, this one in three dimensions as well.
A followup statement clarified that Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler believes the Herndon Climb may eventually be supplanted by the Sea Trials program, a 14-hour regimen of physical and mental endurance tests including "hill assault," a two-mile regimental run, simulated bridge defense and demolition, pull-ups and something called "pugil stick jousting," This year's Sea Trials is set for Tuesday.
Our instruments are our pugil sticks, 100 mph tennis balls, and our fists.
It's a characteristic that people want to see, but they don't want it to become a pugil stick by which candidates beat each other up and the media beats up candidates.
Or until he hits one of us with a pugil stick! posted by Kerron @ 5:33 PM
No one is expecting you to do pugil stick drills with USMC Jones to get data out.
During that pugil stick match, Gloth had attacked Kang with such ferocity that Kang was sure Gloth would be in line for leadership someday.
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