lash-like

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lash-like having or resembling a lash or whip (as does a flagellum)
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Usage

In literature:

He writhed still when he recollected the stinging lashes of the long, serpent-like whip.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Her expression was like that of a furtive, crouching creature who dreaded the lash.
"Where Deep Seas Moan" by E. Gallienne-Robin
Her quirt rose and fell, the lash burning his wrist like a band of fire.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Back and forth it lashes like a horse's tail.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The sky was grey, the tide was very low; the boat was lashed to a long piece of rock that ran out like an arm into the sea.
"Little Folks (October 1884)" by Various
She could see its tail lashing its sides with short, whip-like movements.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
At night I used to keep two men up for a lookout, lash the wheel, and let her drift like a Dutchman.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
Her words cut him like the lash of a whip, causing him to wince, his face turning a deep red.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
The wind cracked her skirt like a whip-lash, and whined and snarled and roared among the trees.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Suddenly, however, he was aroused by a swirl of fine snow driven so fiercely that it crossed his face like a lash.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
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In poetry:

Yet I have seen thee lash the vessel's sides
In fury, with thy many tailed whip;
And I have seen thee, too, like Galilee,
When Jesus walked in peace to Simon's ship
"Dreams Of The Sea" by William H Davies
You, with your soft eyes, darkly lashed and shaded,
Your red lips like a living, laughing rose,
Your restless, amber limbs so lithe and slender
Now lost to me. Gone whither no man knows.
""Lost Delight"" by Laurence Hope
The place where they fell and the scenes where they lie,
In the tomb of Siloa--the tear in her eye
She stifled: transfixed there it grew like a pearl,
Beneath the dark lash of the sweet Jewish Girl.
"The Maid Of Jerusalem" by John Clare
Oh! it was a most fearful and beautiful sight,
To see it lashing the water with its tail all its might,
And making the water ascend like a shower of hail,
With one lash of its ugly and mighty tail.
"The Famous Tay Whale" by William Topaz McGonagall
Her sweet brow I seldom touch,
Save to part her raven hair;
Her bright cheek I gaze on much,
Her white hand is fair;
But none of these--I've tried them all--
Is like kissing her eyes as the lashes fall.
"Discrimination" by Nathaniel Parker Willis
Witching thoughts like things half hid
Lurk'd beneath her silken lashes,
And a modest droop of the veined lid
Oft hid their flashes--
But to me the charm was more complete
As the blush stole up its fringe to meet.
"Discrimination" by Nathaniel Parker Willis

In news:

Lately she's become a rather paranoid conspiracy theorist, doing things like lashing out at 'Glee' for "making kids gay" and railing against Muslims as a whole for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Lancome helps us bat our lashes like Betty Boop.
But the video of a Texas judge lashing his daughter with a belt is a rare, raw view of what corporal punishment really looks like – and could affect already-changing attitudes.
Think what a good tongue-lashing can do for a team like the Milwaukee Brewers.
A view of what pioneer life was like in the early days of Paint Township can be gained by looking at the reminiscences of settler Henry Lash .
First, there was J-Lo's $7,000 set of mink lashes, then Sarah Jessica Parker donned a nearly $5,000 pair of Christian Louboutins that were shaped like lion's paws, fur and all.
And since nobody likes to be criticized, it makes sense that Obama would lash out at his opponent Mitt Romney for calling those new standards "extreme".
Like all of you, we stand by our trusty, never-fail beauty products (hello, Maybelline Great Lash).
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