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noun as in flogging

noun as in whipping


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There are many well-chronicled examples of the animosity between individuals in Congress, including duels, fistfights and the caning of Charles Sumner in 1856.

It was plain as the purple and black caning marks on her legs.

Do you think I'm to put up with his talking of caning me, and such like, because of his being a young gentleman?

Walter Riley had recovered by this time from Kennedy's caning and occupied a front seat among the spectators.

You know I detest caning, and I really could not do it, never having had occasion for it for months together.

Crimsoned all over with shame and anger, Kenrick sat down, and Somers proceeded to administer to Harpour a most severe caning.

Harpour refused to take the caning, and the monitors are holding a meeting this morning to decide what to do about Harpour.

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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caning, such as: whipping, beating, flagellation, flailing, horsewhipping, and thrashing.

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