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KNOBKERRIE (from the Taal or South Af...

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 869 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KNOBKERRIE (from the Taal or South African Dutch, knopkirie, derived from Du. knop, a knob or button, and kerrie, a Bushman or Hottentot word for stick), a strong, short stick with a rounded knob or head used by the natives of South Africa in warfare and the chase. It is employed at close quarters, or as a missile, and in time of peace serves as a walking-stick. The name has been extended to similar weapons used by the natives of Australia,lthe Pacific islands, and other places.
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