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How to use caning in a sentence
There are many well-chronicled examples of the animosity between individuals in Congress, including duels, fistfights and the caning of Charles Sumner in 1856.Our politics is no uglier or more dysfunctional than in the past | Kyle Longley | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
It was plain as the purple and black caning marks on her legs.Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue | Heather Boerner | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Do you think I'm to put up with his talking of caning me, and such like, because of his being a young gentleman?Camilla | Fanny Burney
Walter Riley had recovered by this time from Kennedy's caning and occupied a front seat among the spectators.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
You know I detest caning, and I really could not do it, never having had occasion for it for months together.
Crimsoned all over with shame and anger, Kenrick sat down, and Somers proceeded to administer to Harpour a most severe caning.
Harpour refused to take the caning, and the monitors are holding a meeting this morning to decide what to do about Harpour.
British Dictionary definitions for caning
a beating with a cane as a punishment
informal a severe defeat
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