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tar-and-feather

Definitions

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  • verb To cover a person in sticky tar, then covered in feathers which stick to the tar. An archaic means of humiliating a person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb smear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers; done in some societies as punishment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • That way the righteously angry mobs in Boston could tar-and-feather her and we would finally be rid of this woman who has brought so much misery to the GOP and America.

    Massachusetts AG takes steps to run for Kennedy's seat

  • Stop lecturing the Middle East about free speech when the tar-and-feather political lynch mobs tear apart our media.

    Salam Al Marayati: Freedom of Speech for Some but Not All

  • I was plastered with muck like a tar-and-feather merchant, but I still had my gun, and then I must have trod on a loose stone, for I pitched headlong, and went rolling and bumping down the slope, hit a rock, and finished up winded and battered in a burn, trying frantically to scramble up, and slithering on the slimy gravel underfoot.

    Fiancée

  • Stop lecturing the Middle East about free speech when the tar-and-feather political lynch mobs tear apart our media.

    Salam Al Marayati: Freedom of Speech for Some but Not All

  • Stop lecturing the Middle East about free speech when the tar-and-feather political lynch mobs tear apart our media.

    Salam Al Marayati: Freedom of Speech for Some but Not All

  • Ethically amd morally, The U.S. Government is beyond bankrupt, getting ready to completely pass by corrupt and approaching tar-and-feather treasonous in their sworn oaths to protect and defend The Constitution of The United States.

    Is the U.S. Government Bankrupt? - Dan_Perrin’s blog - RedState

  • In 1850, for example, their cult-brand of hatred would garner them a lynching, or, at a minimum, a nice shave followed by a tar-and-feather ride out of town.

    Sound Politics: When Is Violence Justified?

  • You can tar-and-feather me with this later if I'm wrong.

    A Lack of Standing

  • In our current comment-board culture, it's easy to tar-and-feather a fellow human being — especially if that human being is a vocalist/dancer who makes an exceedingly large amount of money but is apparently too lazy or too disinterested to enthusiastically shake her moneymaker and actually, um, sing live, during her big, televised comeback performance.

    Kicking Her When She's Down

  • The villagers had a strong desire to tar-and-feather Injun Joe and ride him on a rail, for body-snatching, but so formidable was his character that nobody could be found who was willing to take the lead in the matter, so it was dropped.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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