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 Chabouk.Chacun a son Goût. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Chabouk or Chabuk.
A long whip, or the application of whips and rods; a Persian and Chinese punishment. (Dubois.)   1
        “Drag forward that fakir, and cut his robe into tatters on his back with your chabouks.”—Scott: The Surgeon’s Daughter, c. xiv.
   The criticism of the chabuk. The application of whips or rods (Persian). (Dubois.)   2
        “If that monarch did not give the chabuk to Feramorz: there would be an end to all legitimate government in Bucharia.” — T. Moore: Lalla Rookh.

 Chabouk.Chacun a son Goût. 


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