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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of knout.

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Examples

  • Some have not hesitated to say that he "knouted" Russia into civilization; others can see traces of the hero mixed with much clay.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • It may not seem possible to you that in Europe just forty years ago white folk could be used like this, that they could be flogged with rods and whips up to ten times a day, or knouted (which is something infinitely worse), or banished to Siberia for years at their landlord's whim; all he had to do was pay the cost of their transportation.

    The Sky Writer

  • I'll have that filthy creature knouted, God help me!

    The Sky Writer

  • He will accompany us to Rostov tomorrow, and if, while he is in your charge he should escape or die "- he paused, and when he went on it was as casually said as though he were confining them to barracks -" you will be knouted to death.

    The Sky Writer

  • With ropes of fire they knouted the Things the sledges struck, the sullen crimson levins blasted.

    The Metal Monster

  • “At any rate,” added the Frenchman, “you knouted the face of that villain finely, and he will carry the mark of it for a long time!”

    Michael Strogoff

  • He was tried, knouted, and his nostrils having been torn off,

    War and Peace

  • A flogging will be administered with the knouted lash.

    The Grass Crown

  • Some had their tongues cut out, the noses of others were cut off, eighteen were knouted and sent to Siberia, and the chief was decapitated -- his body being afterwards cut in pieces and exposed in different parts of the town.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • Have our readers any true conception of what it is to be knouted?

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

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