Word Origin for tawse
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This is an iron chain with a heavy knob at the end, to which a strap, like a Scotch tawse, is often attached.
The chain is ordinarily three and a half feet long, the tawse two feet, and the total weight is about seven pounds.
The serpent had unwound its coils; it lay revealed in all its hideousness—a teacher's tawse!Bud|Neil Munro
The tawse had hung idle even for Paul for many and many a day.Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
I dinna think that e'er I had to raise the tawse to Sandy in my life.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland|John Mackay Wilson