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Dudgeon

(The). The handle of a dagger, at one time made of box-wood root, called “dudgeon-wood;” a dagger with such a handle. Shakespeare does not say, “and on the blade o' the dudgeon gouts of blood,” but “on the blade and dudgeon . . ,” both blade and handle.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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