But it was a ruse; Northup was kidnapped, flogged, and sold for $1,000 at a slave market in New Orleans.
In one recent case, he said a man accused of kidnapping was hung from an iron bar and flogged with a machete.
Since December 21, we have been flogged with news item after news item about the threatened closure of Russian adoption.
Den Moye flogged him till he war 'most dead, and arter dat chained him up in de ole cabin and gabe him 'most nuffin' to eat.
A colon was flogged, chained, and thrown into prison, where he was forgotten.
Had he not flogged his own lieutenant—but you will hear of that when the time comes.
Men were arrested, imprisoned, flogged in the streets of Belfast.
Now, I suppose I shall be flogged and branded as a deserter, and perhaps be hung, as that fellow says.
He did not understand why his father had flogged him, and his mother smacked him.
Meanwhile there could be no earthly reason why the girl should not be flogged.
1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.
To offer for sale; peddle, esp in the sense of public hawking: I went to the convention to flog a new book/ Motel and bus companies flog special charter rates
[British 1919+ fr armed forces; fr British slang flog the clock, ''move the clockhands forward in order to deceive,'' applied later to the illicit selling of military stores]