bastinado

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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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Many of the inhabitants were viciously tortured, bastinadoed, burned or crushed in presses, and many were enslaved.
Hill will regale readers with burlesque nationalist accounts, such as that of the hale and hearty Jack Tar who manages to have sex with the women in a harem for ten days before he is discovered and flees, whereas the sexually more sophisticated French Ambassador's secretary is apprehended and severely bastinadoed - whipped on the soles of his feet - for attempting a similar libertine escapade (112-15).