Hercules club

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hercules club a stick of great size and weight
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Usage

In literature:

Hercules took off his garment of beasts' skins, and cast aside his club.
"Good Stories For Great Holidays" by Frances Jenkins Olcott
Now ask us anything in reason; thou canst carry any honours, on thy club, like Hercules.
"Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor" by R. D. Blackmore
Bertram took a stout sapling, and Dandie selected a club which might have served Hercules himself.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
The present generation may be compared to rats crawling about the club of Hercules.
"The Robbers A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
The ponderous club of Hercules was close at hand.
"A Virtuoso's Collection (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Yes, there's the club, but it's rather a pity Hercules seems a bit feeble of hold.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., October 11, 1890" by Various
Or as Omphale assumed the attire of Hercules, and tried to wield the club, why not call one of these the Omphale?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 101, December 26, 1891" by Various
Now ask us anything in reason; thou canst carry any honours, on thy club, like Hercules.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Hercules brandished a heavy club, on which pigeons often settled.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
It had been bought in New Moscow of the Hercules Club, and was of course all right.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
Thus, the harder Hercules pounded the giant with his club, the further he seemed from winning the victory.
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thus, the harder Hercules pounded the giant with his club, the further he seemed from winning the victory.
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The rod of Hercules was his club.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Going up to it, Hercules struck off one of its heads with his club.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Foremost among them was the wild Texan and he was a sight to put a hundred in a panic, a sight to rival Hercules and his club.
"On Guard" by Upton Sinclair
But words are to actions only the sawdust of the club of Hercules, as Schoppe says.
"Titan: A Romance" by Jean Paul
Hercules is usually represented as clothed in the skin of this animal, and leaning on the club which was his ordinary weapon.
"The Student's Mythology" by Catherine Ann White
These men, under pretence of being democrats are attacking your liberties with the club of Hercules.
"Popery! As it Was and as it Is Also, Auricular Confession; And Popish Nunneries" by William Hogan
Hercules sits upon a cloud, with one hand resting upon his club.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
Then was Hercules very wroth, and caught up in his hand his great knotted club, and climbed to the top of the hill.
"Stories from Virgil" by Alfred J. Church
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In news:

A Hercules man will spend the next 18 years in prison for his leadership role in a large-scale racketeering and narcotics conspiracy at card clubs in Emeryville and San Bruno.
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