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  • n. Plural form of caning.


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  • (I'm also for negative reinforcements such as canings and punishment, too.)

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  • Watching the series now is a little painful in one respect - we're too sensitive to find canings amusing - but it's right on the money in other ways, mainly because finding over privileged kids vile hasn't gone out of fashion.

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  • Some other things happened thereafter, something about a Civil War, emancipation, etc., but I have no idea about the details of all that because when we covered those parts of American history in class, I was too busy thinking about duels, canings, and the Whiskey Rebellion.

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  • We haven't seen any canings on the floor of the Senate any time recently.

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  • The footage of last week's canings was aired Monday on Thai television.

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  • Mr. Hishammuddin said that a doctor was present at the canings, which took place in male and female prisons, and that the offenders weren't tied.

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  • Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, who announced the canings on Wednesday, said that those punished had been "advised on ways to repent and to get closer to Allah."

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  • The idea, the officials previously have said, is to humiliate rather than injure — unlike the canings administered to drug pushers and other violators of civil laws, which can sometimes leave deep scars.

    Malaysia Court Canes Three Women

  • But their fear jeopardizes the very tolerance that has made Malaysia great, and last weeks 'canings illustrates all too clearly the eventual results to which this will lead.

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  • Citing a line of case law involving voluntary whippings, brandings and canings – some from England – Judge Nicholas said the courts have generally ruled that individuals cannot voluntarily invite violent acts against themselves.

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