Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chastisement; a beating or whipping.
- n. A lashing of water with a fish-line.
GNU Webster's 1913
- from flog, v. t.
- n. beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
“If arrested, the migrants and asylum-seekers are lumped together in tiny immigration detention cells where flogging is the main form of punishment.”
“Are you going to say that flogging is never torture because some people submit themselves to it voluntarily?”
“The daily flogging is actually one of the bennies.”
“Sometimes flogging is a punishment for drunkenness.”
“I need to start giving awards - the flogging is not working. at”
“Third degree can, according to the circumstances, consist amongst other methods, of: very simple diet (bread and water) hard bunk dark cell deprivation of sleep exhaustive drilling also in flogging (for more than 20 strokes a doctor must be consulted).”
“Those who have followed me in my narrative will remember that I was witness to an act of great cruelty inflicted upon my own shipmates; and indeed I can sincerely say that the simple mention of the word flogging, brings up in me feelings which I can hardly control.”
“Tony Blair as good as admits that he wasted his first term flogging the horse of centralised control.”
“And he affirmed sentences of physical torture -- euphemistically called "flogging" -- for other blacks.”
“Various masks and symbolic costumes are used, and the children's initiation is accompanied with a ceremonial "flogging" -- really a switching by kachinas.”
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