lashings


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lash·ings

 (lăsh′ĭngz)
pl.n. Chiefly British
Lavish quantities.

[From lash, to lavish (obsolete).]

lash•ings

(ˈlæʃ ɪŋz)

n.pl. Chiefly Brit.
an abundance; plenty: strawberries with lashings of cream.
[1820–30; figurative use of lash1 + -ing1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lashings - a large number or amountlashings - a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
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A high mast was fixed on the frame, held firmly by metallic lashings, to which was attached a large brigantine sail.
Dobbins' lashings were very vigorous ones, too; for although he carried, under his wig, a perfectly bald and shiny head, he had only reached middle age, and there was no sign of feebleness in his muscle.
Poor Pinocchio, whether he liked it or not, had to learn all these wonderful things; but it took him three long months and cost him many, many lashings before he was pronounced perfect.
Added to the cruel lashings to which these slaves were subjected, they were kept nearly half-starved.
At the recurring thought, Tara of Helium could feel her whole body burning with scarlet shame and then she went suddenly white and cold with rage; whereupon she turned her flier about so abruptly that she was all but torn from her lashings upon the flat, narrow deck.
Cast the lashings adrift, you-all, and wade into it
He stood on the ground and looked up at us, snarling, lashing his tail, snapping at the stones that fell near to him.
Queequeg and I were mildly employed weaving what is called a sword-mat, for an additional lashing to our boat.
At the last, wearied, even with sensations of sickness from the nervous strain put upon himself by his own anger, he lay down in the middle of the floor, lashing his tail, hating with his eyes, and accepting the clinging thing about his neck which he had learned he could not get rid of.
Holding by a shroud, Starbuck was standing on the quarter-deck; at every flash of the lightning glancing aloft, to see what additional disaster might have befallen the intricate hamper there; while Stubb and Flask were directing the men in the higher hoisting and firmer lashing of the boats.
I proceeded to experiment, lashing and wedging the steering-oar until the boat held on fairly well by the wind without my assistance.
The beast, with lashing tail, stood over an Indian upon whom it seemed to have sprung from some lair, beating the unfortunate man to the ground.