Laugh at your own cudgelling when you get it, and don't come here and laugh at mine.
"Sir George is cudgelling his brain to show his gratitude to you," said Power.
The master looked as if he would renew the cudgelling, but thought better of it.
cudgelling his brain for what it all meant, he said, "Tell me first what wish I may have."
Often it will happen, that after long trial of coaxing, the meekest rider will be betrayed into the experiment of cudgelling.
I've been cudgelling my brains for weeks to get the answer to that question, Billy.
cudgelling his brains to try to recall where he 181had met the man, Roy passed through the hotel lobby and out into the street.
I am just cudgelling my brains at the moment to think how the news is to be broken to her.
He was cudgelling his brains to keep the conversation going.
By which the poor dancing-master got a cudgelling for nothing!
Old English cycgel "club with rounded head;" perhaps from PIE root *geu- "to curve, bend."
"to beat with a cudgel," 1590s, from cudgel (n.). Related: Cudgeled; cudgeling.