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kurbash

or kourbash

[koo r-bash] /ˈkʊər bæʃ/
noun
1.
a whip with leather thongs, formerly used in Turkey, Egypt, etc.
verb (used with object)
2.
to whip with a kurbash.
Origin of kurbash
1805-1815
1805-15; < Arabic kurbājTurkish kιrbaç whip
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