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whip used on horses
- To flog or lash somebody savagely with a horsewhip.
1876, Anthony Trollope, The Prime Minister:
- He had told his wife that he would ask Fletcher to give up the borough, and that he would make that request with a horsewhip in his hand […] But there were difficulties. A man is not horsewhipped simply because you wish to horsewhip him.