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  • n. Plural form of flagellator.


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  • A neighborhood basketball court is the home of one part of the festival; exhausted flagellators rest under the hoops and free throw line, and have a quick soothing cigarette -- after handing their whips to local school boys only too happy to continue the rhythmic flogging of raw weeping flesh.

    What a Way to Spend Easter: Which Way to the Crucifixion?

  • And these anti-leaning politicians tend to be Christian right extremists - all self-flagellators on some level - and probably take the anti literature to bed with them as masturbatory material.

    I have come to the conclusion that nobody is serious about wanting to stop trafficking. « Bound, Not Gagged

  • The Jesuit Edmund Auger, confessor to Henry III., persuaded that unfortunate prince to put himself at the head of the flagellators.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • These flagellators inundated Europe; there are many of them still to be found in Italy, in Spain, and even in France, at

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • In that moment, I understood the medieval self-flagellators who lashed themselves with chains to promote inner ecstasy.

    spirit of the staircase

  • In a few seconds six flagellators, bearing their cats and triangles, hastened to the spot.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • The drummer, having received the signal, began to tap his drum in a slow and deliberate manner, marking time for the lashes, as they were inflicted by the willing and brawny arms of the flagellators, who were selected for this office from among the most muscular prisoners that would accept such a hideous berth, which, as before remarked, entailed upon them ever after the execrations of their fellow-convicts.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • Yet there were they arrogating to themselves every privilege of judgment and jurisdiction that the most fashionable peers or the sublimest souls could claim; to their own minds the arbiters of elegance, the patrons of the arts, the flagellators of vice and snobbery, the gracious laudators of virtue, the easy fomenters of scandal.

    Without Prejudice

  • It's also opposed by an awful lot of the "environmentalists"/self-flagellators who like to dance naked round maypoles and are so vocal about reducing emissions.

    Army Rumour Service


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