Definition of Hercules'-clubs
1. Noun. Densely spiny ornamental of southeastern United States and West Indies.
Group relationships: Genus Zanthoxylum, Zanthoxylum
Generic synonyms: Prickly Ash
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Literary usage of Hercules'-clubs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
""Hercules-Clubs" were in use for defence of a breach. Thus, in the " Commentaries of Sir Francis Vere," we are told that, at the siege of Ostend in 1601, ..."
2. Stuart Tracts, 1603-1693 by Charles H (Sir) Firth (1903)
"... store of hand grenades; and clubs, which we called "Hercules Clubs," with heavy heads of wood and nails driven into the squares of them. ..."
3. An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1895)
"... great store of hand grenades; and clubs, which we called "Hercules Clubs," with heavy heads of wood and nails driven into the squares of them. ..."
4. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1868)
"Sir Francis Vere, in his ' Commentaries,' speaks of ' Clubs, which we call Hercules-clubs, with heavy heads of wood and nails driven into the squares of ..."
5. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1846)
"... might describe columns, Hercules' clubs, and various strange shapes which are like nothing but themselves." — pp. 59, 60. It is upon this principle of ..."
6. The Christian Examiner (1826)
"another, without taking notice of any determinate sense, and so did fight as it were with so many Hercules' clubs made of pasteboard, which causes a great ..."
7. Aids to Reflection: In the Formation of a Manly Character on the Several by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Marsh (1829)
"... as it were with so many Hercules' clubs made of pasteboard, which cause a great sound, but do no execution towards the ending of disputes. See note 58. ..."
8. The Christian Examiner and General Review edited by Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware (1826)
"... many Hercules' clubs made of pasteboard, which causes a great sound, but does no execution towards the ending of disputes. For as no man will ever be so ..."