from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cudgel of oak, blackthorn, or other hardwood.
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- n. A wooden club ending with a large knob.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)
For those not versed in Irish history or post WWII cartoons, a shillelagh is a wooden club, typically made from a stout knotty stick, with a large knob on the end.
Oh, and for the publication quest, be sure to pack your shillelagh.
The rest of the day I'll spend wandering the halls of Congress with my shillelagh and shamrocks, doing my best impersonation of St. Patrick as I try to drive the snakes out of Capitol Hill.
Charlie had gone from crutches to a cane, which he now swung around as he walked, like the same old shillelagh me father brought from Ireland.
She caressed his flaccid shillelagh, wondering if Ricki would ever forgive her; wondering, too, if she would have felt half this good after sex with Ricki.
Because it's full of the kind of leprechaun, shillelagh, Erin Go Bragh factor, which is a bit cringy.
And in the immortal words of John Belushi, "I'd like to smash you in the face with my shillelagh".
Get a large shillelagh or similar cudgel, and learn to be threatening.
In subsequent installments he would employ magic to escape, which always seemed counterproductive – why not use your enchanted shillelagh to make the earth swallow them ...
Trying to transcribe the sound Lestrade makes when Craggy McThug applies the shillelagh: “Ack-meh!”
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