|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers|
|Section IV. Moral Affections|
| 5. Institutions|
|975. [Instrument of Punishment.] Scourge.|
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|NOUN:||SCOURGE, whip, lash, strap, thong, cowhide, knout, cat, cat-o-nine-tails; ropes end; azote [Sp. Am.], black-snake, bullwhack [U. S.], kurbash [Turk.], chabuk [Hind.], quirt, rawhide, sjambok [S. Africa].|
ROD, cane, stick, rattan or ratan, birch, birch rod; rod in pickle; switch, ferule, cudgel, truncheon.
[VARIOUS INSTRUMENTS] pillory, stocks, whipping post; cucking stool, ducking stool, brank, trebuchet or trebucket; triangle, wooden horse, maiden; thumbscrew, boot, rack, wheel, iron heel; treadmill, crank, galleys; bed of Procrustes.
scaffold; block, ax, guillotine; stake; cross, gallows, gibbet, tree, drop; noose, rope, halter, bowstring; death chair, electric chair; mecate [Sp.].
PRISON, house of correction [See Prison]; jailer or gaoler.
EXECUTIONER; electrocutioner; lyncher, garro er or garrotter, torturer; headsman, hangman, topsman or topping cove [slang], Jack Ketch.
MALEFACTOR, criminal, culprit, felon, evildoer, misdemeanant; victim, gallowsbird [slang], Jack Ketchs pippin [old slang].
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- Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts; Dash him to pieces.Julius Cæsar
- Nature knows best, and she says, roar!Edgeworth
- Whoso sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed.Bible