tar-and-feather


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Verb1.tar-and-feather - smear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers; done in some societies as punishment; "The thief was tarred and feathered"
penalise, penalize, punish - impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
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The villagers had a strong desire to tar-and-feather Injun Joe and ride him on a rail, for body-snatching, but so formidable was his character that nobody could be found who was willing to take the lead in the matter, so it was dropped.