sjambok


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sjam·bok

(shăm-bŏk′, -bŭk′) South African
n.
A heavy whip, usually made of animal hide.

[Afrikaans, from Malay cambuk, whip, from Hindi and Urdu cābuk, from Persian čābuk, horse whip, probably specialized use of čābuk, quick, swift, from Middle Persian čābuk, probably from Old Iranian *cāpukaka-, perhaps of imitative origin.]

sjambok

(ˈʃæmbʌk; in South Africa -bɒk)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a heavy whip of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a stiff synthetic version of this, used in crowd control
vb, -boks, -bokking or -bokked
(tr) to strike or beat with such a whip
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Malay samboq, chamboq, from Urdu chābuk]

sjambok


Past participle: sjambokked
Gerund: sjambokking

Imperative
sjambok
sjambok
Present
I sjambok
you sjambok
he/she/it sjamboks
we sjambok
you sjambok
they sjambok
Preterite
I sjambokked
you sjambokked
he/she/it sjambokked
we sjambokked
you sjambokked
they sjambokked
Present Continuous
I am sjambokking
you are sjambokking
he/she/it is sjambokking
we are sjambokking
you are sjambokking
they are sjambokking
Present Perfect
I have sjambokked
you have sjambokked
he/she/it has sjambokked
we have sjambokked
you have sjambokked
they have sjambokked
Past Continuous
I was sjambokking
you were sjambokking
he/she/it was sjambokking
we were sjambokking
you were sjambokking
they were sjambokking
Past Perfect
I had sjambokked
you had sjambokked
he/she/it had sjambokked
we had sjambokked
you had sjambokked
they had sjambokked
Future
I will sjambok
you will sjambok
he/she/it will sjambok
we will sjambok
you will sjambok
they will sjambok
Future Perfect
I will have sjambokked
you will have sjambokked
he/she/it will have sjambokked
we will have sjambokked
you will have sjambokked
they will have sjambokked
Future Continuous
I will be sjambokking
you will be sjambokking
he/she/it will be sjambokking
we will be sjambokking
you will be sjambokking
they will be sjambokking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sjambokking
you have been sjambokking
he/she/it has been sjambokking
we have been sjambokking
you have been sjambokking
they have been sjambokking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sjambokking
you will have been sjambokking
he/she/it will have been sjambokking
we will have been sjambokking
you will have been sjambokking
they will have been sjambokking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sjambokking
you had been sjambokking
he/she/it had been sjambokking
we had been sjambokking
you had been sjambokking
they had been sjambokking
Conditional
I would sjambok
you would sjambok
he/she/it would sjambok
we would sjambok
you would sjambok
they would sjambok
Past Conditional
I would have sjambokked
you would have sjambokked
he/she/it would have sjambokked
we would have sjambokked
you would have sjambokked
they would have sjambokked
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Crush injury secondary to sjambok beatings is a well-described phenomenon in southern Africa.
Others were beaten: 'It's easier to sjambok a girl lying on a table than to whip them on the ground,' boasted another white farmer.
It is in this same town that a domestic worker was beaten with a sjambok by a white man whose excuse was that he thought she was a sex worker.
Chilford obtains his large knobkerrie from behind his makeshift desk and slowly advances toward the kitchen entrance as the footsteps come nearer He lifts his sjambok and is about to swing it when Mai Tamba screams--
However, we can deduce from Kruger's discussion of the very vocal Market Theatre audience response to the graveyard confrontation scene (2012, 369), where Klytemnestra threatens to beat Elektra with a sjambok or slave-master's whip (Farber 2008, 35), that members of the black community were in attendance and were compelled to respond (Meersman 2012).
52) By the end of the scene, however, Klytemnestra's self-doubt vanished; her final words to Elektra threatened, "You will be the first to die" (43), accompanied by a distinctively South African weapon, the sjambok whip used by Boer on black since the days of slavery.
It harks back through the inclusion of two poems from earlier collections: "As I walk with effrontery, alone" from Sjambok and other poems from Africa (Livingstone, 1964) and "Steel giraffes" from Eyes closed against the sun (Livingstone, 1970).
A sjambok is during the night, but during the day they sing.
I don't remember how many sjambok [whip] lashings I received; all I remember is crying and screaming with pain as the whole village jeered at me.
THE MAN CHOSEN to implement the Air Ministry's new strategy as Chief of Bomber Command in February 1942 was Arthur Harris, an Englishman who, with a background of tobacco farming in Rhodesia, had "the crack of an invisible sjambok about him," in Bishop's words.
Evidence was also led to the effect that Pienaar had also beaten her female slave Rosa with the hand sjambok and agteros sjambok and had hoisted her up on a beam to inflict these beatings.