“It was a flogging or worse if you even carried a match into the mine,” one of the French laborers had told Walker Hancock.
Until then, keep your head high and the flogging with a hardcover copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves to a minimum.
Ruthless royal hawkers are now flogging the sets for $200 on eBay, twice the original price.
Mansfield Frazier, who has done time, on why flogging may be more humane than a decrepit prison.
According to some reports, the flogging of the new mother is to take place in less than two weeks.
He remembered how Toby had got away from him once—that he too owed him a flogging.
The business of flogging was not, on the whole, unduly hurried.
Only because of that flogging he had for the row in the ward last week, sir.
I remembered the flogging I had given him with my whip, and I had no doubt that he remembered it too.
If a pupil of the first class be put back into the second at Eton, he, although before exempt from flogging, becomes liable to it.
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]