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tawse

/tɔːz/
noun
1.
a leather strap having one end cut into thongs, formerly used as an instrument of punishment by a schoolteacher
verb
2.
to punish (someone) with or as if with a tawse; whip
Word Origin
C16: probably plural of obsolete taw strip of leather; see taw²
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