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Bastinado  v. t.  (past & past part. bastinadoed; pres. part. bastinadoing)  To beat with a stick or cudgel, especially on the soles of the feet.

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"Bastinado" Quotes from Famous Books

... whence he squirted his filth at some respectable characters in the republic, which he had been obliged to abandon. Some of these, finding him out of the reach of legal chastisement, employed certain useful instruments, such as may be found in all countries, to give him the bastinado; which, being repeated more than once, effectually stopt the current ...
— The Expedition of Humphry Clinker • Tobias Smollett

... faults and imperfections I do not in the least doubt. I have vibrated between exultations and despondencies in the correcting and printing of it, though the composition went smoothly to an end, and I am prepared to receive the bastinado to the critical degree, I do assure you. The few opinions I have yet had are all to the effect that my advance on the former publication is very great and obvious, but then I am aware that people who thought exactly ...
— The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) • Frederic G. Kenyon

... thinks to carry it away with his manhood still where he comes: he brags he will give me the bastinado, as I hear. ...
— Every Man In His Humour • Ben Jonson

... daughters with lies and candies Until the poor girls believe them. No, he was no such charlatan— Count de Hoboken Flash-in-the-pan, Full of gasconade and bravado— But a regular, rich Don Rataplan, Santa Claus de la Muscovado, Senor Grandissimo Bastinado. His was the rental of half Havana And all Matanzas; and Santa Anna, Rich as he was, could hardly hold A candle to light the mines of gold Our Cuban owned, choke-full of diggers; And broad plantations, that, in round figures, Were stocked with ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume III. (of X.) • Various

Words linked to "Bastinado" :   torturing, falanga, torture, cudgel

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