He who could bribe the judges the highest got judgment delivered in his favour, while his opponent received the kourbash.
Her reply was that he had given slaves the kourbash, and had even shot them.
His head was buried in his arms, and he was becoming indifferent to how frequently the kourbash fell on his shoulders.
A kourbash is a strip of old hippo-hide with a sort of keel on it, like the cutting edge of a boar's tusk.
The symbol of authority might well have been a kourbash, which corresponds to the English cat-o'-nine-tails.
But it was wonderful to see how Mahommed Seti took the kourbash at the hands of Fielding, when he shied from the medicine bottles.