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baculine

[bak-yuh-lin, -lahyn]
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  1. pertaining to the rod or its use in punishing: baculine discipline in the classroom.
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Origin of baculine

1700–10; < Latin bacul(um) walking stick, staff + -ine1
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Historical Examples

  • Baculine, bak′ū-līn, adj. pertaining to the stick or cane—in flogging.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

    Various

  • The baculine method was a quite common mode of argument in those days.

    The Virginians

    William Makepeace Thackeray