birch, swish, flog, whip, lash


: This restaurant looks very swish — it even has linen tablecloths.

*: The Saints, who started the day third in the table, went marching on thanks to their own swish play and some staggering defending by the visitors.

*: There were four or five men in the vault already, and I could hear more coming down the passage, and guessed from their heavy footsteps that they were carrying burdens. There was a sound, too, of dumping kegs down on the ground, with a swish of liquor inside them, and then the noise of casks being moved.

: The cane swishes.

: to swish a cane back and forth

: rfquotek|Coleridge

: rfquotek|Thackeray

: I shall not swish; Ill merely act limp-wristed.

: I had to use the whip to get the sheeps attention.

: Once he ran out of appeals, he knew he would soon feel the sting of the whip.

*: From the far side of the wood came the long shrill screech […] which signifies that one of the whips has viewed the fox quitting the covert.

: I was going to vote against the bill, but the party whip came to see me and made it clear I needed to vote for it.

: Did you want to add some whip to your coffee, maam?

: Come on, lets take my whip so we can get there in time.

: I was startled by the whip of the rope when it finally snapped.

: Hey, do you got a whip? Can you come pick me up?

: The rider whipped the horse.

: I whipped her with a newspaper.

*: She whips me in the first game of pool, I do not even get a shot. Eight-balled from the break.

: to whip eggs or cream

: He whipped the department into shape.

*: Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut.

: to whip a ruffle

*: In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie.

*: whipping their rough surface for a trout

*: Two friends, travelling, met a bear upon the way; the one whips up a tree, and the other throws himself flat upon the ground.

*: He looked up when I came in, gave a kind of cry, and whipped upstairs into the cabinet. It was but for one minute that I saw him, but the hair stood upon my head like quills.

*: She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her arm.

*: He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and writes descriptions of everything he sees.

*: They would whip me with their fine wits.

: to whip wheat

*: I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.

: ux|en|The culprit received thirty-nine lashes.

*: The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well.

: We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. — [[w:John Dryden|John Dryden]]

: the whale lashes the sea with its tail.

: And big waves lash the frighted shores. — [[w:John Dryden|John Dryden]]

: He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws. — [[w:John Dryden|John Dryden]]

: to lash vice

: To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. — [[w:John Dryden|John Dryden]]

: to lash something to a spar

: lash a pack on a horses back

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