cats-o'-nine-tails love



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  • n. Plural form of cat-o'-nine-tails.


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  • Creatures appeared on the battlements, flailing away with what looked like cats-o'-nine-tails. extinguishing the flames.

    Shadows Linger

  • Within the castle itself creatures were out with the cats-o'-nine-tails, extinguishing the fires started by Whisper and the Limper.

    Shadows Linger

  • Flogging was the order of the day; scarcely a morning passed but we had two or three triced up, and the boatswain's mates swore that they had never worn out so many cats-o'-nine-tails before.

    Will Weatherhelm The Yarn of an Old Sailor


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