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Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The farmer caught up a huge flail with which he was wont to thresh out his oats.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
Raoul, whose flail had made even De Carnac give way, turned to follow, but Richard was on him.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Arms some had, but arms none used; for Trenchefer dashed them down as the flail smites, ere one could raise or draw.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
He struck a poor man for a trifling word, with a flail, which proved fatal to the unoffending object.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
Adam and Lassie drove the cows over it leisurely, and between times Adam experimented on a flail.
THE MASTER-KNOT OF HUMAN FATEELLIS MEREDITH
To thresh grain upon the barn floor with a flail day after day needs much physical endurance.
AMERICAN INVENTIONS AND INVENTORSWILLIAM A. MOWRY
May luck attend the milking-pail, Yule logs and cakes in plenty be, May each blow of the thrashing-flail Produce good frumenty.
THE PEACE EGG AND OTHER TALESJULIANA HORATIA EWING
All at once at some little distance they heard a continuous, rapid sound, as if something was beating the earth with a flail.
A ROMANCE OF THE WEST INDIESEUGNE SUE
One got a slice of a scythe, another a whack of a flail, a third a rap of a spade, that made him look nine ways at wanst.
THE IRISH FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FLAIL

  • agitating
  • beating
  • dangling
  • flailing
  • flashing
  • flopping
  • hanging
  • lopping
  • shaking
  • swinging
  • swishing
  • thrashing
  • threshing
  • vibrating
  • wagging
  • waving
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