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  • n. Plural form of punchbag.

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  • The violence is smashed home, in stylised fashion: in their Henry VI sequence – "Rose Rage" – cabbages were crunched by axes when heads were severed; here punchbags are thwacked when soldiers attack, and buckets of red liquid sloshed around as men are gashed to death.

    She Stoops to Conquer; Henry V, The Winter's Tale – review

  • I do get annoyed at scum who see us as being punchbags, knowing fine well they will get off scot-free with any police assault charges come court day. on January 3, 2007 at 5: 35 pm | Reply pcsouthwest

    I Love You, But I’ve Chosen Darkness. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • From the palaestra came the low thunking sound of sand-filled punchbags being rapidly hit.

    See Delphi and Die

  • More thumps and whacks of punchbags, weights, and wooden swords on dummy targets.

    Two For The Lions

  • Down among the punchbags, all political differences are set aside, he tells AFP, clad in a black T-shirt and long sweat pants.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper told the conference ministers were treating them like "punchbags".

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • 'Each year, you will spend about 1,824 minutes waiting at stops, don't waste time, please have a few punches on our pressure-releasing pillars,' say the punchbags.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Of course, Stoke's stubborn pragmatism has yet to be overcome this afternoon and Wigan will refuse to think of themselves as punchbags.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • I've got one of those big punchbags somewhere in the garage, might have to hunt for that next weekend

    Army Rumour Service

  • Close observers can see evidence of such things even during blowouts. email shite artcle, at least have the dececy to report on dodson-quiqley which was a belter. price or fury will never get past european level, just another 2 over hyped heavies who between them have fought 5 punchbags between them.

    East Side Boxing

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