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- n. riding crop, horse whip
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There he found his father at the table, braiding rawhide strands to make a riding whip called a quirt.
The next day Tommy's seatmate, Dicky Ray, was naughty in school, and Miss Linnet called him up, opened her desk, took out a little riding whip -- it was a bright blue one -- and then and there administered punishment.