bastinado

Part of speech: verb

To beat on the soles of the feet; flog. Bastinade.

Part of speech: noun

A beating on the soles of the feet.

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Usage examples "bastinado":

  1. She is one whom not to love is to be guilty of an offence deserving capital punishment, and a bastinado to season the culprit for his execution. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. One of the braves approaching the poor helpless wretch with a small cord of catgut, such as was used by them for bow- strings, prepared to bind it tightly around his thumb, while the others gathering around in a circle waved their war- clubs high in air to inflict the painful bastinado. - "Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion", St. George Tucker.
  3. The Pasha, looking at you with a vicious sneer, turned up his nose, ejaculated " 'Ajami," and prescribed the bastinado. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.