- The bludgeon which reduced the cities of Europe to mere shells must surely destroy this new invader. - "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.
- A humanistic scholar in a University where the practical departments were making greatest progress, engrossed in his intellectual interests in the solitude of his upper chamber while the busy commercial world went heedless by, always leisurely in the midst of a most active life, a man of religious reticence who was misunderstood because he did not make a noisy profession of his faith, an old countryman in a new land that he never could quite call 'home, ' a controversialist skilled only in the use of the rapier and compelled at times to enter the lists with those who wielded the bludgeon, a subtle humourist who must 'carry on' with the prosaic and matter- of- fact, a lover of his own fireside who must of necessity be socially advertised with the vulgar, his spirit dwelt apart from the busy world in which he served. - "McGill and its Story, 1821-1921", Cyrus Macmillan.
- They must have lost my track completely after their bludgeon- man was arrested. - "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.