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    the worthless word for the day is: vapulation [fr. L. vapulare, to be beaten] obs. : a beating or flogging file under corporal punishment (cf bastinado,
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      the worthless word for the day is: vapulation

      [fr. L. vapulare, to be beaten]
      obs. : a beating or flogging

      file under corporal punishment (cf bastinado, lapidation, etc.)

      "The defendant, however, not minding whether the battery he
      had inflicted on the plaintiff was severe or light, still
      threatened him with further vapulation."
      - The Times, Aug. 7, 1824

      "Still used by judges to avoid public outcry when they
      sentence prisoners to "three months jail and ten vapulations.""
      - Toxic Custardpedia

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
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