lash

Definitions

  • A Cossack Rode Right up to Him and Lashed Him over The Back 258
    A Cossack Rode Right up to Him and Lashed Him over The Back 258
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lash bind with a rope, chain, or cord "lash the horse"
    • v lash strike as if by whipping "The curtain whipped her face"
    • v lash beat severely with a whip or rod "The teacher often flogged the students","The children were severely trounced"
    • v lash lash or flick about sharply "The lion lashed its tail"
    • n lash a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object "the whip raised a red welt"
    • n lash leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
    • n lash any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, "Intolerance." He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
    • Lash A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
    • Lash A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
    • Lash A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut. "The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well."
    • Lash A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as, the culprit received thirty-nine lashes .
    • Lash In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
    • Lash The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given. "I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it."
    • v. t Lash To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten; as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's back.
    • v. i Lash To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic language. "To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice."
    • Lash To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.
    • Lash To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a whale lashes the sea with his tail. "And big waves lash the frighted shores."
    • Lash To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one. "We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward."
    • Lash To throw out with a jerk or quickly. "He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a member of the spider family called the demodex folliculorum that lives at the root of people's eye lashes. It's harmless and normal.(so they claim) To look for them, grab a handful of your eyelashes and dunk them in warm water. They'll start swimming out. It is prevalent in nearly 100% of old people in the U.S.
    • n lash The flexible part of a whip, usually a cord of braided strips of leather; hence, anything flexible used for flogging; a whip; a scourge: as, to lay on the lash; punishment by the lash.
    • n lash A stroke with a whip or anything pliant and tough; hence, a stroke of satire; a sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain.
    • n lash A beating or dashing, as of wind or water; a fluctuating impact.
    • n lash In weaving, same as leash, 3.
    • n lash An eyelash.
    • lash To strike with a lash, whip, scourge, or other pliant thing, as a thong, rope, etc.; whip; scourge; flog; subject to the lash as a punishment.
    • lash To satirize; censure with severity.
    • lash To fling or throw recklessly or at random: with out or up.
    • lash To spend recklessly.
    • lash To beat or dash against.
    • lash To comb (the hair).
    • lash To tie or bind with a rope or cord; secure or fasten, as by cordage: as, to lash anything to a mast or to a yard; to lash a trunk on a coach.
    • lash To ply the whip; strike (at something); aim sarcasms; hit out.
    • lash To strike or break out; burst up or out, as a wave or flame.
    • lash To strike out; plunge.
    • lash To break out or plunge recklessly.
    • lash Slack; slow; sluggish; inactive.
    • lash Lax; loose; soft; hence, watery or insipid.
    • lash Moist and cold, as the weather.
    • n lash A sort of soft leather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lash lash a thong or cord: the flexible part of a whip: a stroke with a whip or anything pliant: a stroke of satire, a sharp retort: a beating or dashing: an eyelash
    • v.t Lash to strike with a lash: to dash against: to fasten or secure with a rope or cord: to censure severely: to scourge with sarcasm or satire
    • v.i Lash to use the whip
    • adj Lash lash (obs.) slow, slack: soft: insipid
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.”
  • John Dryden
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    “Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.”
  • Sholem Asch
    Sholem Asch
    “The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.”

Idioms

Tongue-lashing - If you give someone a tongue-lashing, you scold them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lasche,; cf. D. lasch, piece set in, joint, seam, G. lashe, latchet, a bit of leather, gusset, stripe, laschen, to furnish with flaps, to lash or slap, Icel. laski, gusset, flap, laska, to break
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lasche, slack—O. Fr. lasche (Fr. lâche, cowardly)—L. laxus, lax.

Usage

In literature:

Macdonald lashed out and landed flush upon the cheek of a man attempting to brain him with a billet of wood.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
All that day and night, a tempest lashed the shore.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
Ready and strong was his whip hand, and he knew how to make the blood follow the lash.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
The fringe of black lashes did not even lift.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
Madge glanced at Tom from under her long lashes.
"Madge Morton's Secret" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
You most allus got 30 and 9 lashes.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Before his eyes fire lashed down the slit, searing him into temporary blindness.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
I lashed and struck, but the knife was wrenched away.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
It turned out that they passed close to my spar, and seein' me lashed to it they picked me up.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
When there was no favourable wind the mast was unstepped and lashed on the outside of the boat under the rowlocks.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
And presently her eyes crept up to his under the lashes and they met in the mirror.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
There were also cannon lashed to the bows, and a number of cutlasses and chests of spirits, silk, and cotton goods.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Their first care was to lash the casks under the bottom.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
By lashing underneath two rows of casks, it would be sufficiently buoyant.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Suddenly she righted, with a violence which tore away the guns from their lashings, and jerked the shot out of the lockers.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
The proper masts had been carried away some six or seven feet from the deck, so that we might lash the spars to them.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
He looked again; the fierce animal was lashing its tail and grinding its teeth with rage.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
He was sentenced to receive fifty lashes.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
If it had, why still there was the lash.
"The Arena" by Various
About midnight the rising tide had again covered the Goodwins, but the surface, no longer fair and calm, was now lashed into fury by the gale.
"Heroes of the Goodwin Sands" by Thomas Stanley Treanor
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In poetry:

To sleep?–oh! ne'er on childhood's eye,
And silken lashes press'd,
Did the warm living slumber lie,
With such a weight of rest!
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Once he lay in the mouth of a cave
And sunned his whiskers,
And lashed his tail slowly, slowly
Thinking of voluptuousness
Even of blood.
"St. Mark" by D H Lawrence
He had no home;—and so had He
Who, as his bark began to fill,
Said to the Lake of Galilee,
When lashed by tempests, "Peace! Be still!"
"Hymns For Dedication VIII" by John Pierpont
Round her eyes her tresses fell,
Which were blackest none could tell,
But long lashes veil’d a light,
That had else been all too bright.
"Ruth" by Thomas Hood
Every cut of the lash I feel!
Their fetters my own limbs bear,
And their deeper griefs which words but conceal
My spirit doth with them share!
"July 4th, 1857" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Come down in thy strength, O Storm!
And lash the deep till it raves!
I am sick to the soul of that quiet sea,
Which hides ten thousand graves.
"Too Long, O Spirit Of Storm" by Henry Timrod

In news:

Rum and Stumpy and the Lash.
Glaucoma drug can be used to increase thickness, fullness of lashes.
6 young people get 100 lashes in Timbuktu .
Girl in Timbuktu gets 60 lashes for speaking to men on the street.
BAMAKO, Mali – A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street.
Storm chaser, West Michigan native Reed Timmer gives live updates as Hurricane Isaac lashes South.
Is it Safe to Tint Brows and Lashes.
The Mets' Relievers Don't Even Know Whom to Lash Out at Anymore.
Michael Nyman uses Facebook to lash out at Royal Opera House.
Composer Michael Nyman is using Facebook to lash out against.
Learning Not to Lash Out .
Rumination, a destructive habit, can lead us to lash out at innocent people or pets.
Son Uses Mom's Obituary To Lash Out At Family.
Tod 's owner lashes out at Fiat over Italy commitment.
Tod 's owner lashes out at Fiat over Italy commit.
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In science:

It is worth mentioning that, prior to this result, weak deterministic automata were already been used as actual data structures for representing sets of real numbers in statespace exploration tools [BJW05, LASH].
On the Sets of Real Numbers Recognized by Finite Automata in Multiple Bases
The identity (4) is generalized to the Kac-Moody case in [LaSh].
The shape of a random affine Weyl group element, and random core partitions
Xi=I ∪{0} where the definition of the weights a∨i can be found in [Kac]; see [LaSh, Proposition 2.17] for an explanation of these weights (the argument in [LaSh] is for the homology case, but easily extends to K -homology).
The shape of a random affine Weyl group element, and random core partitions
The flash point is more or less known in temperature, say, Tf lash ∼ 120 MeV but not in density. A rough guess is that nf lash ∼ 2 − 3n0 .
Baryons and Vector Dominance in Holographic Dual QCD
This suggests that in baryonic matter between Tc and Tf lash , we may safely set a ∼ 1.
Baryons and Vector Dominance in Holographic Dual QCD
Thanks to the war ‘on’ terror, the less dark at home also feel the lash.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days
For example, the automata library LASH [LASH ] provides tool support for manipulating PA definable sets using automata to represented these sets, and it has been successfully used to verify systems with variables ranging over the integers.
Bounds on the Automata Size for Presburger Arithmetic
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