[ UK /nˈa‍ʊt/ ]
  1. a whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire; used for flogging prisoners
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How To Use knout In A Sentence

  • knout" partakes a good deal of this same character of suffering. Oak Openings
  • Like Catharine II., her envied contemporary, she consulted no ties of nature in the disposal of her children, -- a system more in character where the knout is the logician than among nations boasting higher civilization: indeed her rivalry with Catharine even made her grossly neglect their education. Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI. Being secret memoirs of Madame Du Hausset, lady's maid to Madame de Pompadour, and of the Princess Lamballe — Volume 3
  • The knout was a large and strong whip, the lash of which consists of a tough, thick thong of leather, prepared in a particular way, so as greatly to increase the intensity of the agony caused by the blows inflicted with it. Peter the Great
  • You peasants are getting too saucy since you ceased to be serfs, and the knout is the best school for you to learn politics in. Vera or, The Nihilists
  • When Jason Philip came back from the inn, he said: “To believe that people can be ruled without the knout is a fatal delusion.” Gänsemännchen. English
  • The men hold heavy, thick-ended knouts of ash; most of their sons carry whippy stems of hazel.
  • The statuette represented a woman bound tightly, on whom two Cossacks were inflicting the knout; the socle bore the inscription, "Polonia vincta et flagellata. Samuel Brohl and Company
  • Had you called him indolent or useless he had smiled, but "daidlin ', thowless, feckless, fushionless wratch," drew blood at every stroke, like a Russian knout. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush
  • ‘Sergei - Kap - please don't -’ I begged, but the sting of the knout against the skin of my back made me cry out in mid-plea.
  • He was persuaded to confess by 25 blows of the knout—a favourite Russian instrument of chastisement—on the first day, and 15 on the second.
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