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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LASH

But the lash of the whip found his face, and marked it for a time worse than the small-pox.

Even the puling creature writhed under the lash of Mary's tones.

His hand was smarting as though struck with the lash of a whip.

But having a raisin in my mouth I could not on the instant respond to the lash.

Does it hold back the lash from the slave, or sweeten his bitter bread?

He smarted under its lash, but held his temper in check because he was sorry for the girl.

His horses took the lash until he felt at peace with himself.

But Turkey was far better armed with his lash of wire than I was with the club.

The lash stung me dreadfully, but I was able to smile in his face notwithstanding.

Not unless they are touched do they lash about with their tentacles.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, las "a blow, a stroke," later "flexible part of a whip" (late 14c.), possibly imitative. The verb might be the source of the noun.

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