Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A whip for a top.

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Examples

  • If they had a top, the scourge-stick and leather-strap should be left to their own making and fitting.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 121-130

  • “which are to be used with labour, should indeed be procured them — not for variety, but exercise; but if they had a top, the scourge-stick and leather strap should be left to their own making and fitting.”

    Pamela

  • For must they not have implements to work with? and is not a knife, or other edged tool, without which it is impossible they can make or shape a scourge-stick, or any of their playthings, a fine instrument in a child’s hands!

    Pamela

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