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Example sentences from the Web for tawse
The serpent had unwound its coils; it lay revealed in all its hideousness—a teacher's tawse!Bud|Neil Munro
You are an ould pig and I'll not speak, and you'll never put your hands on your tawse again.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
A tiny voice pipes out in the very highest of high trebles: 'I'se here tawse I tarn't walt.'
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.