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Drub   Listen
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Drub  v. t.  (past & past part. drubbed; pres. part. drubbing)  To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel. "Soundly Drubbed with a good honest cudgel."






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"Drub" Quotes from Famous Books



... October night-time, when the wind raved round the land, And the Back-sea[12] met the Front-sea, and our doors were blocked with sand, And we heard the drub of Dead-man's Bay, where bones of thousands are, We knew not what the day had done for us at Trafalgar. [All] Had done, Had ...
— The Dynasts - An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, - Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes • Thomas Hardy

... (Paris, Hachette, 1852) remarks the similarity of this word to Tazza 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; ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 8 • Richard F. Burton

... reply, till he said, 'Wilt thou sell it for twenty thousand dinars?' I still thought he was mocking me; but the people gathered about me and all of them said, 'Sell to him, and if he buy not, we will all up and at him and drub him and thrust him forth the city.' So quoth I to him, 'Wilt thou buy or dost thou jest?'; and quoth he, 'Wilt thou sell or dost thou joke?' I said, 'I will sell if thou wilt buy;' then he said, 'I will buy it for thirty thousand dinars; take them and make the bargain;' ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 9 • Richard F. Burton



Words linked to "Drub" :   thresh, shell, beat out, clobber, vanquish, bat, lam, drubbing



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