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THE Queen went pheasant shooting for the second day running yesterday - and angered animal rights groups by carrying a foot-long wooden cudgel to kill off any birds not shot dead.
Courts will no longer be able to use taws criminalizing same-sex intercourse as a cudgel against gay people in cases dealing with a wide range of issues, such as adoption by same-sex parents and workplace discrimination.
Overall he opens a path for understanding the Bible as a conveyance for God's loving Word today rather than as a cudgel with which to bludgeon those with whom we might disagree.
We will cudgel our brains to prevent loans (to them) from going bad,'' Kudo added.
After all, the goal of Truman and other Cold War presidents was not to defeat but to "contain" -- that is, control -- the Communist enemy, and use the threat of nuclear annihilation to cudgel Americans into accepting a UN-brokered new world order.
For decades, the Scholastic Aptitude Test, otherwise known as the SAT has towered over students and served as a political cudgel against poorly funded schools.
You won't have to cudgel your memory for details of your past successes.
The corporate sector has in many instances picked up the cudgel.
Oscar, all twinkling feet and panache around the box, became the new darling of Stamford Bridge, but the caveman's cudgel was a blunt instrument.
Bennett took up the cudgel vacated by the injured Matthew Rees Down Under and the onus is on him again.
In this thoughtful book, the authors have taken up the cudgel with regard to homophobia in education, as it affects both students and teachers.
Many still suspect that the 'hakapiks' used to cudgel seals often do not kill them, and that hunters end up skinning many seals alive - an appalling death.
Here, too, "data quality" was merely a cudgel by which to block the government from considering good science when making policy.
Authority is, among other things, moral authority, and it is forfeited when affiliation is enforced at the business end of a cudgel.
But senior members of the Democratic Party took a sharply partisan cudgel to Gingrich on Thursday.