Cat o' nine tails

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Cat´ o' nine´ tails`


n.1.a whip used as an instrument of punishment consisting of nine pieces of knotted line or cord fastened to a handle; - formerly used to flog offenders on the bare back; - called also the cat. It was used in the British Navy to maintain discipline on board sailing ships.
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Insider hears that the pair have some rather unique items on their rider - not least 10 packs of Magnum condoms and a cat of nine tails whip