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It could not have been less severe than the knout of Russia, and we may well believe that slaves died beneath its blows.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
He gave himself up to justice, received the knout and was transported for life.
Knout and axe made their appearance in the penal code, flesh and blood cheapened in the market of civil life.The Rise of the Russian Empire|Hector H. Munro
Tyranny, misery, and the knout are the chief ingredients of the savoury dish.
If he is accused of having harboured a fugitive like me, and cannot give an account of me, the knout and Siberia will be his fate.Fred Markham in Russia|W. H. G. Kingston