Synonyms for flail
Antonyms for flail
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLAIL
The scythe, the sickle, and the flail were the same as their forbears had used for centuries.
He had one cop in his left arm, using him as a flail against the others.
Do you like the sound of the line, “I wield the flail of the lashing hail”?
Theodoric of Engedi, you know, the Flail of the Desert, that's a splendid one to do.
Later still he was threshing some of this corn with a flail.
The flail of the thrasher does not fall more swiftly upon the corn.
I think the best kind of flail for a beginner is a long cane.
This I cut with a sickle, and then thrashed it with a flail.
The sounds from inside, like the beating of a flail, continued.
She fills her barns; and the flail, with monotonous sound, is heard.
"implement for threshing grain," c.1100, perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *flegel, which probably represents West Germanic *flagil (cf. Middle Dutch and Low German vlegel, Old High German flegel, German flegel), a borrowing of Late Latin flagellum "winnowing tool, flail," from Latin flagellum "whip" (see flagellum).