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Daemon
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lacing

(noun) The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.

Synonyms: whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing

Usage: If my mother ever caught me smoking, I would get the lacing of a lifetime.
Ashwin Vemuri
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lacing

(noun) The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.

Synonyms: whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing

Usage: If my mother ever caught me smoking, I would get the lacing of a lifetime.
Adyl Mouhei
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Lacing: a beating or thrashing.
Emel Rapchan
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Wilmar (USA) 1M
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(noun) The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.

Synonyms: whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing


New uses for lacing -- I didn't know.
coag
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2020 3:37:54 PM

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Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:

(noun) The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.

Synonyms: whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing


New uses for lacing -- I didn't know.

Hello Wilmar (USA),

It's useful information for me if a native English speaker says that he didn't know a word or word meaning. But please say what word you, or folks in you neck of the woods, would use instead. That would be useful information for me, too.

Regards,

coag

thar
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:27:51 PM

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I have never heard it used.
In binding, laces lash things together, - and a whipping is a lashing.
Apparently a bit of word combination:

Quote:
lash (n.)
c. 1300, las "a blow, a stroke," later "flexible part of a whip" (late 14c.), possibly imitative; compare lash (v.1), which might be the immediate source of this. Century Dictionary says Irish lasg "a lash, whip, whipping" is of English origin. The lash "punishment by flogging" is from 1690s.



lash (v.1)

c. 1300, "to deal a blow;" later "to strike with a whip, beat with a lash" (late 14c.), possibly imitative. To lash out "to strike out violently" (originally of horses) is from 1560s and preserves the older sense. Related: Lashed; lashing.



lash (v.2)

"to tie or bind," as with rope or cord, 1620s, originally nautical, from Middle French lachier, from Old French lacier "to lace on, fasten with laces; entrap, ensnare" (see lace (v.)). Related: Lashed; lashing.



It is a bit odd that the same word lace is use for a single thong (a shoelace) and an intertwined network - lace fabric.

In Icelandic a tying lace is a riem or þvengur.
A reim does not have an English cognate that I know of (maybe in dialects) but there is a word in English borrowed from Afrikaans:


Reim
Quote:
English
Alternative riem
Etymology
Borrowed from Dutch riem.

Noun
reim (plural reims)

(South Africa) A strip of oxhide, deprived of hair and made pliable, used for twisting into ropes, etc.

I am guessing a þvengur is a cognate of a thong.

ALVARO DIEGO DIAZ HERNANDEZ
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2020 11:54:13 PM

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In Spanish we use the word "Flagelación",
lazarius
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The expression give someone a lacing has been used though on occasion.

https://books.google.com/books?id=P3StZZl3cR8C&pg=PA43&lpg=PA43&dq=%22gave+her+a+lacing%22

Quote:
He went on a war path as an aftermath,
And catching sight of his squaw,
He gave her a lacing, 'twas really disgracing —
A savage cave man in the raw.

Songs of the Sage, by Curley Fletcher

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curley_Fletcher

Quote:
Carmen William "Curley" Fletcher (1892—1954), also known as Curley W. Fletcher and Curley Fletcher, was an American composer of cowboy songs and cowboy poetry. A prolific creator of this material, he is best remembered for the classic cowboy song "The Strawberry Roan", written in 1915, and for his 1931 book Songs of the Sage.

https://rurallibrarianwv.blogspot.com/2018/06/who-was-inmate-jack-johnson-1878-1946.html

Quote:
I was 22 years of age then and I received a thousand bucks for that fight, some dough for a youngster, eh? Well I knocked Klondike out in the 12th round, and believe me Klondike will never forget that fight for I sure gave him a lacing.


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thar
Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:33:44 AM

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ALVARO DIEGO DIAZ HERNANDEZ wrote:

In Spanish we use the word "Flagelación",



That is used in English - flagellation. But I think in a religious context, like self-flagellation, rather than the more mundane context of whipping for non-religious punishment.
Ashwin Vemuri
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lacing

(noun) The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.

Synonyms: whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing

Usage: If my mother ever caught me smoking, I would get the lacing of a lifetime.
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