Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A whip for a top.
“If they had a top, the scourge-stick and leather-strap should be left to their own making and fitting.”
““which are to be used with labour, should indeed be procured them — not for variety, but exercise; but if they had a top, the scourge-stick and leather strap should be left to their own making and fitting.””
“For must they not have implements to work with? and is not a knife, or other edged tool, without which it is impossible they can make or shape a scourge-stick, or any of their playthings, a fine instrument in a child’s hands!”
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