cat-o'-nine-tails


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a whip with nine knotted cords

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Justice Day sentenced six members of the High Rip to be hanged and had other violent criminals flogged unmercifully with the cat-o'-nine-tails.
Juveniles got 25 strokes from a cat-o'-nine-tails and adults got 50 strokes of the birch.
He was still bleeding badly by the time police arrived and Miss Vicky, the dominatrix, was laying into Koenig with a cat-o'-nine-tails.
Bring back the cat-o'-nine-tails and the stocks and televise the lot.
He is beaten with a stick and flogged for 10 minutes with cat-o'-nine-tails tipped with metal and bone.
Sailors and the cat-o'-nine-tails were on intimate terms.