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sand-bag “fastened to it—His staff with a,” 2 HENRY VI., ii. 3. 58. “As, according to the old laws of duels, knights were to fight with the lance and sword; so those of inferior rank fought with an ebon staff or battoon, to the farther end of which was fixed a bag crammed hard with sand. To this custom Hudibras has alluded in these humourous lines:
‘Engag'd with money-bags, as bold
As men with sand-bags did of old’;” (WARBURTON) . “Mr. Sympson, in his notes on Ben Jonson, observes, that a passage in St. Chrysostom very clearly proves the great antiquity of this practice” (STEEVENS) .

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