Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It used to be said I was a wild dog, a harem-scarem; and I was often caned for my pranks.

I caned him; he took this ill, and challenged me to fight with pistols.

"I shall be caned," he told himself, and the thought nearly drove him mad.

So while the master was writing Lying is very wrong, and liars must be caned.

Edmund explained, and the master at once caned him for not speaking the truth.

"It's only a thunder shower," said the master, and caned Edmund more than ever.

Very soon after Rose twigged Pietrie, who at once confessed, and was caned.

“I caned all four of them for it, and you saw me do it,” said Yorke.

How can we guess that our teachers laugh at our pranks after they have caned us for them?

Most of them hated it like thunder, and they used to be caned when they didn't recite it right.