Definition of Shillalah

1. Noun. A cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn).

Exact synonyms: Shillelagh
Generic synonyms: Cudgel
Geographical relationships: Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland



Definition of Shillalah

1. n. An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; -- so called from Shillelagh, a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks.

Definition of Shillalah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shillalah

shikras
shiksas
shikse
shikseh
shiksehs
shikses
shikumen
shild
shildy
shilf
shilfa
shilingi
shill
shillala
shillalah (current term)
shillalahs
shillalas
shilled
shillelagh
shillelaghs
shillelah
shillelahs
shillin'
shilling
shilling scars
shilling shocker
shilling shockers
shilling sign
shillings

Literary usage of Shillalah

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1. Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c. by Samuel Carter Hall (1842)
"The extensive forests of shillalah have dwindled to a few small ... of some of the finest timber of shillalah, which remained in Charles the Second's time, ..."

2. The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion by Richard Miller Devens (1866)
"On an answer given in the affirmative he would eye his shillalah most affectionately, arid respond, " Yiz, I think it's fair." A conversation with him ..."

3. The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion by Richard Miller Devens (1884)
"On an answer given in the affirmative he would eye his shillalah most affectionately, and respond, " Yiz, I think it's fair." A conversation witli him ..."

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