Rack lashing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rack lashing a lashing or binding where the rope is tightened, and held tight by the use of a small stick of wood twisted around.
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Usage

In literature:

This was the whipping-rack, and hanging to it were several stout whips with short hickory handles, and long triple lashes.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862" by Various
The rack and the lash and the stake continued to claim their victims.
"The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)" by James Anthony Froude
The rack and the lash and the stake continued to claim their victims.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
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In news:

Nearly 30 years ago, Mitt Romney put his Irish setter in a crate lashed to the roof rack for a trip to Canada.
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