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lash


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lash  \Lash\  (l[a^]sh),  n.  [OE.  lasche;  cf  D.  lasch  piece  set 
  in  joint,  seam,  G.  lashe  latchet,  a  bit  of  leather,  gusset, 
  stripe,  laschen  to  furnish  with  flaps,  to  lash  or  slap,  Icel. 
  laski  gusset,  flap,  laska  to  break.] 
  1.  The  thong  or  braided  cord  of  a  whip,  with  which  the  blow 
  is  given 
 
  I  observed  that  your  whip  wanted  a  lash  to  it 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  leash  in  which  an  animal  is  caught  or  held;  hence  a 
  snare.  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  A  stroke  with  a  whip,  or  anything  pliant  and  tough;  as 
  the  culprit  received  thirty-nine  lashes. 
 
  4.  A  stroke  of  satire  or  sarcasm;  an  expression  or  retort 
  that  cuts  or  gives  pain;  a  cut. 
 
  The  moral  is  a  lash  at  the  vanity  of  arrogating  that 
  to  ourselves  which  succeeds  well  --L'Estrange. 
 
  5.  A  hair  growing  from  the  edge  of  the  eyelid;  an  eyelash. 
 
  6.  In  carpet  weaving,  a  group  of  strings  for  lifting 
  simultaneously  certain  yarns,  to  form  the  figure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lash  \Lash\  (l[a^]sh),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lashed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Lashng}.] 
  1.  To  strike  with  a  lash;  to  whip  or  scourge  with  a  lash,  or 
  with  something  like  one 
 
  We  lash  the  pupil,  and  defraud  the  ward.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  strike  forcibly  and  quickly,  as  with  a  lash;  to  beat 
  or  beat  upon  with  a  motion  like  that  of  a  lash;  as  a 
  whale  lashes  the  sea  with  his  tail. 
 
  And  big  waves  lash  the  frighted  shores.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  throw  out  with  a  jerk  or  quickly. 
 
  He  falls,  and  lashing  up  his  heels,  his  rider 
  throws.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  scold;  to  berate;  to  satirize;  to  censure  with 
  severity;  as  to  lash  vice. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lash  \Lash\,  v.  i. 
  To  ply  the  whip;  to  strike;  to  utter  censure  or  sarcastic 
  language. 
 
  To  laugh  at  follies,  or  to  lash  at  vice.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  lash  out},  to  strike  out  wildly  or  furiously. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lash  \Lash\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  D.  lasschen  to  fasten  together,  lasch 
  piece,  joint,  Sw  laska  to  stitch,  Dan.  laske  stitch.  See 
  {Lash},  n.  ] 
  To  bind  with  a  rope,  cord,  thong,  or  chain,  so  as  to  fasten; 
  as  to  lash  something  to  a  spar;  to  lash  a  pack  on  a  horse's 
  back 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lash 
  n  1:  the  flexible  part  of  a  whip  [syn:  {thong}] 
  2:  a  quick  blow  with  a  whip  [syn:  {whip},  {whiplash}] 
  v  1:  beat  severely  with  a  whip  or  rod;  "The  teacher  often  flogged 
  the  students"  [syn:  {flog},  {welt},  {whip},  {lather},  {slash}, 
  {strap},  {trounce}] 
  2:  lash  about  flick  sharply,  as  of  animals'  tails 
  3:  strike  as  if  by  whipping;  "The  curtain  whipped  her  face" 
  [syn:  {whip}] 
  4:  bind  with  a  rope,  chain,  or  cord;  "lash  the  horse"  [ant:  {unlash}] 




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