Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See koorbash.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of kurbash.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A kourbash is a strip of old hippo-hide with a sort of keel on it, like the cutting edge of a boar's tusk.

    Actions and Reactions

  • “The kourbash has been going on my neighbors backs and feet all the morning,” recorded the émigré Scottish aristocrat Lucie Duff Gordon.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • “The kourbash has been going on my neighbors backs and feet all the morning,” recorded the émigré Scottish aristocrat Lucie Duff Gordon.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • To collect taxes, they strung men and women upside down and beat the soles of their feet to a pulp with a kourbash.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • The guards extracted evidence against Urabi with thumbscrews and the kourbash.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • To collect taxes, they strung men and women upside down and beat the soles of their feet to a pulp with a kourbash.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • The guards extracted evidence against Urabi with thumbscrews and the kourbash.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • A revolt whose followers rebelled against the Turkish kourbash imposed its law through whippings, stonings, judicial mutilation, and public executions.42

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Levying implausible taxes on the Sudanese, local administrators ruled through the kourbash, a long hippo-hide whip applied to the soles of the feet.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Levying implausible taxes on the Sudanese, local administrators ruled through the kourbash, a long hippo-hide whip applied to the soles of the feet.

    Three Empires on the Nile

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