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knout

 (nout)
n.
A leather scourge used for flogging.
tr.v. knout·ed, knout·ing, knouts
To flog with a knout.

[French, from Russian knut, from Old Russian knutŭ, from Old Norse knūtr, knot in cord.]

knout

(naʊt)
n
a stout whip used formerly in Russia as an instrument of punishment
[C17: from Russian knut, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse knūtr knot]

knout

(naʊt)
n.
1. a whip with a lash of leather thongs, formerly used in Russia for flogging criminals.
v.t.
2. to flog with the knout.
[1710–20; < French < Russian knut, Old Russian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knout - a whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire; used for flogging prisoners
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
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knout

[naʊt] Nknut m

knout

nKnute f
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We all profess the Christian law of forgiveness of injuries and love of our neighbors, the law in honor of which we have built in Moscow forty times forty churches- but yesterday a deserter was knouted to death and a minister of that same law of love and forgiveness, a priest, gave the soldier a cross to kiss before his execution.
24) In the era before the 1848 revolutions, Heinrich Heine wrote, presumably with Custine in mind: "and what are common Russians but two-legged cattle that he [Peter I] knouted up to humans?
ABJURED ACETONE ACRYLIC ADORNED BEGONIA BEMUSED BENZOIC BLOUSON CENTRED CHINKED CHOROID CLOTHED CLOWNED DELTOID DEMONIC DILUTED DIMPLED DISUSED EMPTIED ENSURED FLORIDA GLORIED HISTONE IMPUTED INSURED JOSTLED KNOUTED LOUVRED MORWONG NORYSHE ORYZOID (Sted) STUYRNE (= stern) BILTONG DELUGED LOUTED