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