bat (n.)
cudgel, staff, stick
Cor I.i.159[Menenius to First Citizen] make you ready your stiff bats and clubs
Cor I.i.54[Menenius to Citizens] Where go you / With bats and clubs?
LC.64[of the reverend man] So slides he down upon his grained bat
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