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Drub  n.  A blow with a cudgel; a thump.

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"Drub" Quotes from Famous Books

... poacher!" he cried, as Copley Banks passed over the bulwarks. "I will drub you within an inch of your life, and that inch also! What mean you by fishing ...
— The Green Flag • Arthur Conan Doyle

... that's no reason! I can prove to you that you are. Who else but you would have taken in a homeless and friendless creature like me, and let her stay bothering round in demoralizing idleness, while you were seriously teaching the young idea how to drub the piano?" ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... Fr. poix, pitch]. To pay a seam is to pour hot pitch and tar into it after caulking, to defend the oakum from the wet. Also, to beat or drub a person, a sense known to Shakspeare ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

... mangy sheep could scrub, Or nobly fling the gospel club, And New-Light herds could nicely drub, Or pay their skin; Could shake them o'er the burning ...
— The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. • Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham

... he drank and felt cheered; and he knew nothing anent that his spouse had done with her beloved during the while he slumbered like unto a he goat. So she said to him, "Rise up and go we to the man and do thou drub him with the soundest drubbing and turn him out." Quoth he, "Yes indeed, by Allah, verily he deserveth this, the pimp! the pander! the procurer!" Accordingly he went to him and finding him lying upon the ground raised him and said ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

... fresh-water and marine fish were utilized as food by man. In the numerous caves of the Vezere, in those of Madeleine, Eyzies, and Bruniquel, excavations have brought to light the vertebrae and other bones of fishes, amongst which predominate chiefly those of the jack, the carp, the bream, the drub, the trout, and the tench — in a word, all the fish which still people our rivers and lakes. In the Lake Stations of Switzerland, fish of all kinds are no less abundant. At Gardeole, amongst the bones of mammals have been found the shells of mollusca, ...
— Manners and Monuments of Prehistoric Peoples • The Marquis de Nadaillac

... similarities of this kind, accidental or otherwise, might be pointed out: ydrub is "to drub;" kaab would be translated, in old English, "kibe;" ykattah is "to cut;" kotta, "a cat;" bak, "a bug;" stabl, "a stable," &c. &c. I have noticed, also, some similarities with French words ...
— Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 • James Richardson

... antipodes antojar vr. (with personal dative) to have a fancy or desire. anudar to knot. anunciar to announce. anadidura addition; por —— in addition. anadir to add. ano year. apagar to extinguish, dim. apalear to drub, beat with a stick. aparatoso ostentatious, magnificent. aparecer to appear. aparejar to prepare. aparente apparent. aparicion apparition, appearance. apariencia appearance. apear vr. to alight. ...
— Novelas Cortas • Pedro Antonio de Alarcon

... and a number of other whimsical coincidences as Zauj, {Greek letters} jugum; Inkr, negare; matrah, matelas; Ishtir, acheter, etc. To which I may add wasat, waist; zabad, civet; Bs, buss (kiss); uzrub (pron. Zrub), drub; Kat', cut; Tarik, ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 8 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Drub" :   beat, lam, vanquish, cream, trounce, clobber, beat out, crush, shell, drubbing, thresh, flail, bat, thrash

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