whipping post

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Noun1.whipping post - post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
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Their hits included Whipping Post, Midnight Rider and Jessica - the Top Gear theme.
Keyboard player and vocalist Gregg wrote their biggest hits - including Whipping Post, It's Not My Cross to Bear and Midnight Rider.
Another tourist attraction is the pillory and whipping post, originally used to punish drunks and bakers who sold underweight loaves, but now restored and preserved by the local Gascoigne family who have owned and run businesses in Coleshill for more than 100 years.
The election contentions had been focused on Poe, whom surveys claim to be the leading choice for the presidency in 2016, with Duterte serving as a proverbial whipping post.
The inmates would probably be aware of the stocks and whipping post to the west of the town hall as they awaited their fate.
If things go as planned, where the stocks and whipping post once stood two centuries ago will appear a combination of apartments and retail stores, Lincoln Square will once again blossom with a new vitality.
By The Red Glare" riveting story of the collapse of the Confederacy includes a cast of memorable characters: General Wade Hampton, stoic but fierce in his rage; Mary Boykin Chesnut, brilliant but suffering from bipolar disorder, who records the events of the war with eerie devotion; Louisa Cheves McCord, who maintains that slavery is God's will and who promises to do all in her power to abet the war that took the life of her only son; a slave who vows to kill the man who beat him mercilessly at the whipping post in the town center; two sworn-enemy soldiers who must assist each other in their jaunts to the brothel district at the city's edge; and Joseph Crawford, the hospital steward troubled by his own shifting allegiances as he wonders whether these are the end of days.
Outstanding tracks include Trouble No More, Don't Keep Me Wondering, One Way Out, Stormy Monday, Midnight Rider, Whipping Post and the 35 minute long Mountain Jam.
This was at the time when Huddersfield still had public stocKs in The Shambles and, according to church records, the good people of Slaithwaite bought wood to build a CUCK stool and a whipping post.
THE Warwickshire town of Coleshill is home to one of the finest church steeples in the county, boasts stocks and a whipping post once used to reprimand drunks and is the birthplace of Brylcreem.
I got hold of Bonerama Live from New York and was pleasantly surprised to hear three interesting covers-of Allman Brothers Band's Whipping Post, Jimi Hendrix's Crosstown Traffic and Black Sabbath's War Pigs.