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- n. someone who flagellates, a whipper
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who practices flagellation; one who whips or scourges.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who whips or scourges.
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The sentence of the court was carried out by a scourger, sometimes called flagellator, or flogger.
But he told London's Southwark Crown Court that the flagellator was a "sacred implement" called a Zanjeer.
… irreducible-complexitist ahh, in other words, a flagellator?
You married a woman you never should have married in the first place I think you know that, but you were enough of a self-flagellator to stick it out til the bitter end.
The punishment now began; but whether it was owing to the obstinacy of the culprit or the fear of the flagellator preventing his exertion, Jack endured four or five lashes without wincing, far less crying out.
At the end of a rather lengthy speech, he repeated his question, and then sat down, taking his place with all that constitutional indignation, which becomes the parliamentary flagellator of the day.
"You'll never stow yourself away on board my brig again, will you?" asked our flagellator of each of us alternately, with an alternate lash across our backs to give emphasis to his question, making us jump up from the deck and quiver all over, as we tried in vain to wriggle out of the lashings with which we were tied.
Some people might be too proud to look forward to the friendship of a flagellator, but in those days we could not pick and choose our chums; Barton might not be clubable, but he might be useful, and the social ladder requires a first step.
It might amuse new chums, but it was below the notice of the old trooper, whose business had been for many years to hunt and shoot bushrangers and black-fellows, not to mention his regular duty as flagellator.
At the end of a rather lengthy speech, he repeated his question, and then sat down, taking his place with all that constitutional indignation which becomes the parliamentary flagellator of the day.