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How could the flogger of urchins be otherwise than animated and joyous?

Why should there be a distinction between the flogger and the flogged?

It is also known under the name of flogger, the latter seemingly the more appropriate of the two.

The sentence of the court was carried out by a scourger, sometimes called flagellator, or flogger.

I no more care for a flogging than a boy does at Eton: and only let the flogger beware—I will be a match for him, I warrant you.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.

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