Shillelah
Shillalah Shil*la"lah, Shillelah Shil*le"lah, n. An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; -- so called from Shillelagh, a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks. [Irish] [Written also {shillaly}, and {shillely}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Shillalah — Shil*la lah, Shillelah Shil*le lah, n. An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; so called from Shillelagh, a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks. [Irish] [Written also {shillaly}, and {shillely}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shillaly — Shillalah Shil*la lah, Shillelah Shil*le lah, n. An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; so called from Shillelagh, a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks. [Irish] [Written also {shillaly}, and {shillely}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shillely — Shillalah Shil*la lah, Shillelah Shil*le lah, n. An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; so called from Shillelagh, a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks. [Irish] [Written also {shillaly}, and {shillely}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shillelagh — /sheuh lay lee, leuh/, n. (esp. in Ireland) a cudgel, traditionally of blackthorn or oak. Also, shillala, shillalah, shillelah. [1670 80; < Ir Síol Éiligh town in Co. Wicklow; the adjoining forest provided wood for the clubs] * * * …   Universalium

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