flogger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flogger a torturer who flogs or scourges (especially an official whose duty is to whip offenders)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flogger A kind of mallet for beating the bung stave of a cask to start the bung.
    • Flogger One who flogs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flogger One who flogs.
    • n flogger A mallet used to beat the bung-stave of a cask to loosen the bung.
    • n flogger In bridge, a separate score-sheet or-book in which the winnings and losings on each rubber are entered. Also called wash-book.
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Usage

In literature:

How could the flogger of urchins be otherwise than animated and joyous?
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving
Tempest was a mighty flogger of lads at Mountagu College.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
How could the flogger of urchins be otherwise than animated and joyous?
"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving
Why should there be a distinction between the flogger and the floggee?
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Frederick Marryat
Tempest was a mighty flogger of lads at Mountagu College.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
The place is otherwise distasteful to me, with the creeping curs and the floggers of the same.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
I abhor the floggers and stranglers and butchers; and when I speak of discipline, I leave them out of count.
"The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions" by James Runciman
It was evident that he was no 'prentice hand at the business, but a good master flogger.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
Accompanied by torch bearers, servants and the professional flogger, he led the way to the cell and flung open the door triumphantly.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Why should there be a distinction between the flogger and the flogged?
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Schinko was the chief flogger of the palace; he had to execute all the scourging, whipping, and lashing with the knout.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
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In news:

Readers respond with advice for fish flogger .
Floggers of these bons mot need a punch in the bouche.
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