Quarter-staff

Wooden pole some six feet long used as a weapon by English peasants, usually tipped with iron.

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  • Congressional staff — are employees of the United States Congress or of its individual members. Contents 1 Types of staff members 2 Personal staff 3 Committee staff 4 Notes …   Wikipedia

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