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noun as in whip

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It could not have been less severe than the knout of Russia, and we may well believe that slaves died beneath its blows.

He gave himself up to justice, received the knout and was transported for life.

Knout and axe made their appearance in the penal code, flesh and blood cheapened in the market of civil life.

Tyranny, misery, and the knout are the chief ingredients of the savoury dish.

If he is accused of having harboured a fugitive like me, and cannot give an account of me, the knout and Siberia will be his fate.


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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to knout, such as: cane, bat, belt, birch, cat-o'-nine-tails, and crop.

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