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  • n. A hard wooden club used by Australian Aborigines

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A club made of hard wood, used by the aborigines of Australia.


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  • How I stopped worrying and learned to love the nulla-nulla

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • That's Hyland's novel at left and a nulla-nulla at right.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • To strangers whom Cassowary has never loved and would now assault with spear and nulla-nulla, they apologise.

    Tropic Days

  • The heartless blacks tear up the plant, branches, leaves, flowers and all, coarsely bundle them together, and, wading into an enclosed pool where fish are observed, beat the mass (after dipping it into the water and while held in the left hand) with a nulla-nulla.

    Tropic Days

  • Men armed with spears surround and exterminate a shoal detected in shallow water; and the boomerang and the nulla-nulla as well as the spear form the weapons of the solitary fisherman.

    Tropic Days

  • But Hamed took all four “begs” with him in his little cutter, and “Billy,” the toothless black boy, who lisped not in affectation but in broad and conscious profusion, for a blow from a nulla-nulla years ago deprived him for ever of the grace of distinct articulation, sailed with him.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Even for a straight shot it had a longer range and far higher velocity, with less strength expenditure, than the waddy or nulla-nulla; and its homing flight had practical if not frequent uses.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • He is trustworthy and obliging, and ready to impart all the lore he possesses, an expert boomerang thrower, a dead shot with a nulla-nulla, and an eater of everything that comes in his way except “pigee-pigee.”

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • He made a small bundle, and going to an isolated pool in the rocks in which were small fish he beat the leaves with a nulla-nulla, dipping the bruised mass frequently in the water.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Black feller look out, throw 'im tomahawk, nulla-nulla.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land


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