sennet whip

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EtymologyEdit

sennit 'braided cord, plaited fabric' or sennet 'signal' + whip

NounEdit

sennet whip (plural sennet whips)

  1. an implement for informal corporal punishment; usually consisting in about 18 inches of rope, made heavier and more brittle by dipping in hot tar, usually with a knot in the receiving end, or simulated by pleating leather shoelaces to form a single length as a thin whip

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Last modified on 9 March 2008, at 18:07