bastinado

[ bas-tuh-ney-doh, -nah-doh ]SEE DEFINITION OF bastinado
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Get ye gone, or the bastinado and the bowstring shall be your portion.

He condemned some to a bastinado, which was inflicted in his presence.

"Judge how much your bastinado can affect me," he said, with superb disdain.

I did not live to bastinado Krak; nor would I now had I the power.

The bastinado was inflicted on both sexes, as with the Jews.

It may be so; but education is universal in China, and so is the bastinado.

He is a Sultan who need not order the bastinado, so long as he can order the sack.

The ordinary punishment for minor offences is the cangue and the bastinado.

A dozen strokes of the bastinado had been awarded for the first offence.

I wish you to arrest them and give each one hundred stripes with the bastinado.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Spanish bastonada "a beating, cudgeling," from baston "stick," from Late Latin bastum (see baton).

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