“Yes, better go back to school and be birched,” sneered Volney.
For this he was taken before the visiting justices and birched.
I'll not be birched four times a week for merely tripping on a word, and have nothing to show for it but stripes.
To be crossed at home, to be birched at school, to work all May-day in the tannery vats, and to be laughed at--it was too much.
A county magistrate, who had sentenced a boy to be birched, wrote in his warrant that the boy was to be floged.
The three boys wandered away as far as Acle, eleven miles from Norwich, whence they were ignomimously brought back and birched.
Take care of your book, cap, and gloves, or youll be birched on your bare bottom.
I hated this, and would rather have been birched secundum artem than to have seen the girls giggling at me.
The victims had first to go out into the woods to gather the branches with which later they were to be birched.
He was birched at school for everybody but himself, for he never deserved it!