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  • Like Knight, Poor was a divorce case in which the court rejected the wife's claim of extreme cruelty (based on, among other offenses, her husband's "beat [ing] her cruelly with a horse-whip [and] imprison [ing] her in the cellar") .28 Instead, the opinion notes that the wife was "of a high, bold, masculine spirit; ... and not always ready to submit, even to the legitimate authority of her husband."

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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It would give me a world of satisfaction to horse-whip you, Virgil.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2008

  • I'd horse-whip these two and ask them didn't YOUR parents treat you better than this?

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  • No one was excited even when a fracas on the steps of a leading hotel in Piccadilly, in which he tried to horse-whip a prominent German musician upon some personal account, delayed his promised ascent.

    The War in the Air

  • Travers held his breath, expecing a horse-whip to be produced at any moment.

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  • By this time the Baron, with the help of Mr. Saunderson, had indued a pair of jack-boots of large dimensions, and now invited our hero to follow him as he stalked clattering down the ample stair-case, tapping each huge balustrade as he passed with the butt of his massive horse-whip, and humming, with the air of a chasseur of Louis Quatorze, —


  • The other affected to treat him with contempt, and mistaking his forbearance for want of courage, threatened to horse-whip him into good manners.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • ‘If I were a theatrical ass,’ he thought, ‘I suppose I should be taking a horse-whip or a pistol or something!’

    In Chancery

  • The first thing that his reverence did, on being placed on his legs, was to make for a horse-whip, which stood in one corner of the room, but I guessing how he meant to use it, sprang up from the floor, and before he could make a cut at me, ran out of the room, and hasted home.

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  • If you chide them for lingering, they will continue to delay you the longer: if you chastise them with sword, cane, cudgel, or horse-whip, they will either disappear entirely, and leave you without resource; or they will find means to take vengeance by overturning your carriage.

    Travels through France and Italy


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  • "Why, I'd horse-whip you if I had a horse."

    - Groucho Marx.

    December 24, 2007