bastinado


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Synonyms for bastinado

a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet

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a form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels

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beat somebody on the soles of the feet

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What form of punishment was the bastinado? Lorraine Kelly - see Question 7 10.
It was clear to me and my classmates 40 years ago, as we gazed out the window during English class in our all-boys high school (a Catholic seminary) and watched the teenage kids from town "making out" on a stone wall; at least it was clear to Father Ignatius, who would threaten a "bastinado with salt rubbed in the wounds" if we didn't focus on the sentence that needed diagramming.
People are sentimental, and bastinado wrong-doing not according to its harmfulness, but according to the infamy that has come to attach to it.
is discovered that, as a matter of moral fact, bastinado is cruel.
And the dirty warriors subjected their victims to weeks of bastinado, flaying, and electric shock to the genitals, and kept them nude and blindfolded until they were thrown out of airplanes.
Hadji was deprived of his emerald, given the bastinado and sentenced to several months in prison.
Accordingly, they used to sit on the mats spread on the floor and there was a large falaka used to bastinado the children (Nesim, 1987, p.
Bastinado is peppered with huge chord riffs and Expedestrians is all rock and not very much roll.
Cormac Battle and Co are renowned, not only for their excellent debut album Bastinado released last year, but also for putting on stonking live shows which have endeared them to their legions of fans.
On the other scale of things, Wilt's Bastinado album has shot into the Irish top 20.
Brute force was supplemented with the bastinado; sleep deprivation; extensive solitary confinement; glaring searchlights; standing in one place for hours on end; nail extractions; snakes (favored for use with women); electrical shocks with cattle prods, often into the rectum; cigarette burns; sitting on hot grills; acid dripped into nostrils; near-drownings; mock executions; and an electric chair with a large metal mask to muffle screams while amplifying them for the victim.
He speaks plain cannon-fire, and smoke, and bounce; He gives the bastinado with his tongue.
At the conclusion of the war he was dismissed from his post and publicly disgraced by receiving the punishment of the bastinado. At the shah's command, Abbas Mirza supervised the public chastisement and himself inflicted several blows to Asaf's feet.(28)
The Turks rose against the Sultan, set fire to the town, and put every foreigner they could to the sword or the bastinado. A few English managed to escape; but as might have been expected, the gentlemen of the British Embassy preferred to die in defence of their red boxes, or, in extreme cases, to swallow bunches of keys rather than let them fall into the hands of the infidel.
He speaks plain cannon fire, and smoke and bounce, He gives the bastinado with his tongue.