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- n. One who, or that which, scourges.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who scourges or punishes; one who afflicts severely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who scourges or punishes; specifically, a flagellant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a torturer who flogs or scourges (especially an official whose duty is to whip offenders)
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The Shia cemetery surroundings are very crowded on Chehlum, and everythinh happens in the narrow passages that lead to the graves , every mound is occupied, and the veterans here dont give the novice a chance to scourge, this is their territory for the first half hour, and once the crowd receedes one could step out and shoot..but this is one tough assignment of faith..for the scourger and the photographer too..
One of the most famous Shia matamdar in Mumbai is Ali Shah, he is a scourger and a kama matam exponent , his back has no place for further scourging, but he scourges year after year.
If the scourger won't do his duty, tie him up, and give him five – and – twenty for himself.
“Give him a hundred!” roared the commandant, and observing that the officiating flogger only pulled off his frock, he ordered him also to doff his shirt and stationed another scourger behind the man who was about to punish the delinquent, with orders, if the first did not do his duty, that he was to flog him.
And even while they held it, in this place, they were looked upon with distrust by their superiors, a constable always standing behind the back of the operating scourger with a stout stick, with which he scrupled not to strike the striker when his blows did not fall heavily enough upon the back of the culprit who was undergoing punishment.
"To Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin; to the Judgment Hall of Pilate; to the scourger and the cross if they have power."
After any and every attack he would be swiftly on his feet, hurling forth fresh accusatory words and ignoring the punishment he had just received -- would be himself the scourger of sin.
Mrs. Haddon had a proper sense of her public duties, a due appreciation of the extent of Dick's wickedness, and a full knowledge of her own inefficiency as a scourger.
However, you need no Lycurgus to tell you; you can surely see for yourself that, if one of these men were captured in war, no tortures would wring a Spartan secret out of him; he would take his scourging with a smile, and try whether the scourger would not be tired sooner than the scourged.