birch rod

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Noun1.birch rod - a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch treebirch rod - a switch consisting of a twig or a bundle of twigs from a birch tree; used to hit people as punishment; "my father never spared the birch"
switch - a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment
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Lawson was sent to reformatory until he is 19 and Hart was ordered to receive three strokes of the birch rod.
It was recorded in September 1887 by North Riding Constabulary: "Whenever flogging with a birch rod is ordered by the police, great care will be taken that the rod used for children under 10 will be lighter than that used for children that might be older.
Every summer we would stay with my nain and outside her door would be a freshly made birch rod, she had made from twigs which she used to put the fear of God into us.
George cried when he was charged, but despite his mother's plea that she had told him to take the goods, he was sentenced to three strokes of a birch rod "to teach him a lesson".
FDR, he notes, called municipal power systems "a birch rod in the cupboard, to be taken out and used only when the child gets beyond the point where more scolding does any good"
It's not your community and whereas people went to holiday camps, and perhaps more egalitarian, more convivial places, I grew up in a family where your Welsh granny put a birch rod over the back door on the first day of your arrival and pointed at it.
The accused was ordered to receive ten strokes with a birch rod.
On 20 October 1937, the Sheriff of the Scottish town of Airdrie sentenced three Coatbridge boys aged between nine and fourteen to six strokes each with a birch rod.
Weapons included revoking internal passports for recalcitrant migrants, which forced the miscreant to return home, and flogging with a birch rod.
One keeps a long birch rod under his pillow which he daily presents to me with a long speech,others cry if spoken to kindly.
These trouble spots will continue and get worse until stricter punishment is dished out and that is with birch rods on their behinds.