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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime & law
floggingflog‧ging /ˈflɒɡɪŋ $ ˈflɑːɡɪŋ/ noun [countable]  SCPUNISHa punishment in which someone is severely beaten with a whip or stick
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floggingThere'd be a flogging or worse if they took her with stolen clothes.But bring back flogging - abolished as recently as 1861 - they could, and did.Man United's owners the Edwards family made his fortune flogging rotten meat to school kitchens.Officials had stressed that the proposed flogging would be to humiliate Mr Brown, not draw blood.Melville was outraged by the floggings administered to the seamen.Though flogging was restricted, the length of sentences which lower courts were empowered to impose was doubled.Wearing eight layers of clothing including a duvet, I was almost pleasantly warm flogging up to the bottom of the crag.
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