cat-o'-nine-tails

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a whip with nine knotted cords

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Such men would have known the fear of punishment any kind of dissent would have resulted in; Hastener circa 1877; Cat o' nine tails
WITHall this con tin uing violence in our society today,isn't it time we had a vote for the return of corporal punishment (ie the birch and the cat o' nine tails)?
What a pity the cat o' nine tails and keelhauling have gone out of fashion.