lashing

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
    • adj lashing violently urging on by whipping or flogging "looked at the lashing riders"
    • n lashing beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    • n lashing rope that is used for fastening something to something else "the boats were held together by lashings"
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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.
    • n Lashing See 2d Lasher.
    • n Lashing The act of one who, or that which, lashes; castigation; chastisement.
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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 lashing The act of whipping or flogging; a scourging.
    • n lashing A rope or cord for binding or making fast one thing to another.
    • n lashing A profusion or great plenty; a bountiful or unstinted supply: usually in the plural: as, lashings of beer.
    • lashing Lavish.
    • n lashing plural In mining, planks spiked on the inside of shaft-timbering to hold the frames in place.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lashing act of whipping: a rope for making things fast: a great plenty of anything—esp. in pl.Lash out, to kick out, as a horse: to break out recklessly
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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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lasshe; Dut. lasch, Ger. lasche, a joint.

Usage

In literature:

His eyes were shut against the lashing of the snow and he held his arms locked before him across his mouth and nostrils.
"The Harbor Master" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
They 're off now, riding up stream, lashing their ponies into a run.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
Not only the depth bombs, but everything else on her decks were lashed.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
The cat, hissing, lashed a bushy tail from side to side.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
Her lashes were long, and she could look through them with liquid fire of dark eyes.
"An Alabaster Box" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
Suddenly, at a little before 4 p.m., there lashed on to the place the shrapnel from three or four batteries of British field guns.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
Two jutting rocks, by billows lashed in vain, Stretch out their arms the narrow mouth to hide.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Ned, said Eugene, was put in jail but the punishment of stocks and lashes was not intended to be executed.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
On the second day the two strong men who were required to steer had to be lashed to the wheel.
"Ralph Granger's Fortunes" by William Perry Brown
Over their backs fell the cutting lashes of a whip.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
How it lashed things!
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Oh, dey would whip you en put de lash to you in dat day en time.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
It will be an additional security to take off the rear trucks, and to tighten the muzzle-lashing by raising the breech.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
It was Jessie who first broke down under the cruel lash of Fate.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Norrak handed his father the short-handled but heavy, long-lashed whip.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
Amidships, as before, was Raoul, and with him, lashed waist to waist, was Naumoo.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Tommy lashed and lashed away, and shouted at the top of his voice.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
She had bewitching brown eyes from which long lashes swept her cheeks.
"Daisy Ashford: Her Book" by Daisy Ashford
No time was lost in lashing the hides to the poles.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
No man may keep any dignity in a tongue-lashing bout.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
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In poetry:

A little boat, from crest to crest
Was lash'd about, and wildly thrown,
While down below lay timid souls,
Too faint to shriek, too weak to groan.
"The Tempest Stilled" by Thomas Frederick Young
The Penitentes lash themselves till they run with blood
In their efforts to come awake for one moment;
To tear the membrane of this sleep . . .
No good.
"Men In New Mexico" by D H Lawrence
Gently she, her eyes recalling,
Felt that Heaven had touched their flight,
Peeped again, through lashes falling,
Blushed, and shrank, and shunned the light
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
He read the warrant: "These convey
From our precincts; at every town on the way
Give each ten lashes." "God judge the brute!
I tread his order under my foot!
"How The Women Went From Dover" by John Greenleaf Whittier
All things are ardent, serious and sacred,
snow's silver leaf melts on my lashes' flame,
I feel as though I'm rising ever further:
that star there, is it calling me by name?
"Christmas Greetings 1941" by Marie Under
Oh, it was a most fearful plight,
For the poor sailors to be in the rigging all night;
While the storm fiend did laugh and roar,
And the big waves lashed the ship all o'er.
"The Wreck of the 'Indian Chief'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard won't be punished by NBA for lashing out against pushy Pacers.
A GM spokesman defended the company's record and lashed out at Mitt Romney's campaign.
Romanoff latches on while Bennet lashes out.
Plus, did Blake get a tongue lashing from Christina Aguilera for something he said about her.
Sex, Drugs & Memes: Rolling Thick with Ben Lashes, Scumbag Steve, and the Bad Boys of ROFLCon.
All Blogs Phlog Sex, Drugs & Memes: Rolling Thick with Ben Lashes, Scumbag Steve, and the Bad Boys of ROFLCon.
Iran tested a new air-defense system and lashed out at NATO as the military alliance prepared to meet this weekend in Lisbon, Portugal.
Where to Find Your Favorite Lash Curler.
Gina Brooke at the Shu Uemura lash bar.
Marsha Ambrosius' Sexy, Spiky Lashes.
Kelly Lashes Out After Misquote Drama.
Slash's Wife Lashes Out at Axl Rose.
Fine's attorneys lash out at one individual making allegations.
2 dead as violent storm lashes Great Smokies.
It's another coup for New Orleans Museum of Art curator Miranda Lash.
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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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