cat-o'-nine-tails

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a whip with nine knotted cords

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Cat O' Nine Tails appreciated the return to easier company with a clear-cut success at Musselburgh on Monday and is turned out quickly again under a mandatory 6lb penalty before the handicapper can mete out heavier punishment.
Such men would have known the fear of punishment any kind of dissent would have resulted in; Hastener circa 1877; Cat o' nine tails
The main hall will be resplendent with swashbuckling Buccaneers, a skeletal 10ft pirate captain, and DJ Nicola W will be getting out her cat o' nine tails to whip up the hits in Davy Jones' Locker.
The sadist decides on the cat o' nine tails, and it's back to the count-off - one, WHAM, two, WHAM, three, WHAM - all the way to 30 again.
What a pity the cat o' nine tails and keelhauling have gone out of fashion.