It was, for women, the devil's truncheon, his rod of empire.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
The Prince accordingly made a sign with his truncheon as the Knight passed him in his second career around the lists.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6" by Charles H. Sylvester
Sir Thomas having completed his formation, threw up his truncheon in the air, and dismounted.
"King Henry the Fifth" by William Shakespeare
There was a Class Five guard armed with a heavy truncheon, standing by the door that led into the workers entrance.
"But, I Don't Think" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And there the truncheon knocked twice, with its own head.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
With a quick motion of the hand, the constable opened the leather case at his side, and drew his truncheon.
"The Dark House" by Georg Manville Fenn
Dickens points off with truncheon, first entrance P.S.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Watching for signal from him whose truncheon this way or that bids: 'Strike!
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
He bore in his hand what was called a truncheon, which was a sort of sceptre, very splendidly covered and adorned.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
As if a little bit of a truncheon could bruise a ghost!
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 4, April 1810" by Various
The dagger and the night-stick (the latter a stout truncheon weighted with lead) were doing the work, and effectively, too.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
The strap of my truncheon has (tug) got fouled (tug) with my (tug) braces.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
And as for that CROWN PRINCE, when you get 'im, just you 'it 'im right over the 'ead with your truncheon!
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 23, 1914" by Various
The bearded one plucked the glittering truncheon from his belt.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Then shall there be no truncheon to be flung down to stop our fight, as was done at the tournament.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee
Grasping his truncheon in his right hand, Bindle slid into the shadow of the high wall surrounding a large house.
"Bindle" by Herbert Jenkins
Mr. Chairman, ought the Republican party to surrender its truncheon of command to the Democracy?
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The spear broke, and the iron truncheon remained in the neck.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)" by Charles Mills
The policeman, feeling for the loose strap of his truncheon, commenced a careful survey of the mews.
"The King of Diamonds" by Louis Tracy
Swiftly the latter produced his truncheon, and Whichelo took it.
"The Mysterious Three" by William Le Queux
Naked to the waist was I,
And deep within my breast did lie,
Though no man any blood could spy,
The truncheon of a spear.
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
"From the raised vizor's shade, his eye,
Dark-rolling, glanced the ranks along,
And his steel truncheon, waved on high,
Seem'd marshalling the iron throng.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
They took the ass into the yard
And there, with whip and truncheon,
They beat him, and they beat him hard,
From breakfast-time till luncheon.
He only gave a tearful gulp,
Though almost pounded to a pulp.
"The Pampered Lapdog And The Misguided Ass" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
The statue of the Prince of Orange is very grand,
Looking terror to the foe, with a truncheon in his hand,
And well mounted on a noble steed, which stands in the Trongate,
And holding up its foreleg, I'm sure it looks first-rate.
"Glasgow" by William Topaz McGonagall