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  • n. Plural form of knout.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knout.


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  • Whoever these fine chaps were, they were taking me out of the clutches of that rascal Ignatieff and his beastly knouts and nagaikas - I was loose again, and living, and if my fetters were galling me and my joints aching with strain and fatigue, if my body was foul and fit to drop, my heart was singing.

    The Sky Writer

  • Meanwhile Labour Whips are doubtless oiling their sjamboks and knouts as I write.

    Referendum News

  • The dusty road flanking the sanctuary was thick with stalls where merchants sold brightly colored knouts, crowns of thorns, rosaries, and the tiny metal votives called milagros.

    The Spell of San Miguel

  • Happily, the knouts looked too flimsy to inflict much damage, and the thorns projected outward only.

    The Spell of San Miguel

  • The coalition amongst the religious preachers and possessors of power brought forth jails, gallows, knouts and these theories.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • And from this back uprose and fell immense spiked and fan-shaped ruffs, thickets of spikes, whipping knouts of bristling tentacles, fanged crests.

    The Metal Monster

  • From the main street four mounted policemen flourishing their knouts came riding into the by-street directly at the crowd.


  • His life was one of Spartan simplicity; nor, though about him Russia fainted beneath the terrible blows of nihilist knouts, did he once lift his head to catch so much as an echo of the furore.

    The Genius

  • They were surrounded by Cossacks, who beat them with knouts, riding them down.

    The Black Cross

  • Presently Lillie came out, clad in a dark habit, with a knot of blue ribbon at the throat, holding in her hand a whip so formidable that I was involuntarily reminded of the knouts of Russia.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867


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