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bastinado


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bastinado  \Bas`ti*na"do\,  n.;  pl  {Bastinadoes}.  [Sp.  bastonada 
  (cf.  F.  bastonnade),  fr  baston  (cf.  F.  b?ton)  a  stick  or 
  staff.  See  {Baston}.] 
  1.  A  blow  with  a  stick  or  cudgel. 
 
  2.  A  sound  beating  with  a  stick  or  cudgel.  Specifically:  A 
  form  of  punishment  among  the  Turks,  Chinese,  and  others 
  consisting  in  beating  an  offender  on  the  soles  of  his 
  feet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bastinado  \Bas`ti*na"do\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bastinadoes};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bastinadoing}.] 
  To  beat  with  a  stick  or  cudgel,  especially  on  the  soles  of 
  the  feet. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bastinado 
  n  :  a  cudgel  used  to  give  someone  a  beating  on  the  soles  of  the 
  feet 
  v  :  beat  somebody  on  the  soles  of  the  feet 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bastinado 
  beating,  a  mode  of  punishment  common  in  the  East.  It  is  referred 
  to  by  "the  rod  of  correction"  (Prov.  22:15),  scourging"  (Lev. 
  19:20),  chastising"  (Deut.  22:18).  The  number  of  blows  could 
  not  exceed  forty  (Deut.  25:2,  3). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BASTINADO,  n.  The  act  of  walking  on  wood  without  exertion. 
 
 




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