Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of horsewhip.
  • n. A beating with a horsewhip.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of whipping with a horsewhip

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Examples

  • "Why, now I bethink me, he _was_ present," replied Blaize, involuntarily putting his hand to his shoulder, as he recalled the horsewhipping he had received on that occasion.

    Old Saint Paul's A Tale of the Plague and the Fire

  • Do ascertain the truth before you do anything violent, such as horsewhipping or poisoning. '

    Wives and Daughters

  • At others he gave them “a good horsewhipping,” in the hope of deflecting pressures to fire them.

    The Return

  • Ugadale Arms Hotel unattractive horsewhipping episode

    The Cards

  • Mr. Pearson was not quite as lucky two years later, when — possibly emboldened by his success with McAlister against Loughnan, and the abrupt and helpful findings of Mr. Justice à Beckett — our great great grandfather was convicted of assault in an ugly horsewhipping episode.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • William Pearson, unattractive horsewhipping episode

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • We are tired of horsewhipping public figures over their sex lives.

    Susie Bright: Better Than a Texas Whuppin'

  • He tells of the editor of the Herald, James Gordon Bennett, once getting caned so badly that he took to keeping a set of loaded pistols in his office, and of Evening Post editor William Cullen Bryant horsewhipping William Leete Stone, of the Commercial Advertiser, who fought back with a cane that concealed a steel sword.

    Extra, Extra! Lunar Man-Bats

  • She never paid the sixpence, though she lost, but contented herself by abusing Mary all day, and said I was a poor-spirited sneak for not instantly horsewhipping Mr. P.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • He implored me to soil his letter in an unspeakable manner, to chastise him as he richly deserves, to bestride and ride him, to give him a most vicious horsewhipping.

    Ulysses

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