American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A whip used to control a horse.
- v. To beat with or as if with a horsewhip.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A whip for driving or controlling horses.
- To chastise with a horsewhip.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A whip for horses.
- v. To flog or chastise with a horsewhip.
- v. whip with a whip intended for horses
- n. a whip for controlling horses
- horse + whip (Wiktionary)
“In my confused state, I moved out but not fast enough as he (the cold looking brother of my boss) approached me with horsewhip!”
“Now, if the Democrats had said, "Republicans take Medicare out behind the Cannon Office Building and horsewhip it," that's a different story.”
“In the 1930s, when Fry was around 9 or 10, he said his father dragged him to the barn and started beating him with a horsewhip for no apparent reason.”
“This was the woman who, at her divorce trial four years before, had publicly admitted to using a horsewhip on her wealthy elderly husband during lovemaking.”
“As a side note though, considering that that lady was a military brat (and I mean no offense by this), I would've loved to know what she said/did when she jumped out of her car and grabbed the aides 'horsewhip.”
“Lucky won't even speak to me, Frederick's standing over me with a horsewhip, and Phenny can't stop sniggering.”
“There, too, she had first tasted the back of a hand in anger, the sting of a horsewhip, bone-deep fear and, finally, an unthinkable act of self defense.”
“The Klan, it seemed, still had an ill-deserved reputation for chivalry in some circles left over from the period in the 1920s when it would horsewhip wayward husbands.”
“It had been his bad luck that where an ordinary wife would have treated his insults with icy disdain, or at most urged her husband to call on the cad with a horsewhip, my eccentric lady had nursed her vengeance for years before ruin - ing him with a stratagem so dangerous (never mind its warped lunacy) that my blood still runs cold to think of it, twenty years on.”
“Keeping himself in check -- I could see his shoulders rise toward his neck -- Figland grasped the fishing rod like a horsewhip.”
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