Taws

• (n.) A leather lash, or other instrument of punishment, used by a schoolmaster.
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Taws

Taws noun [ See Taw to beat.] A leather lash, or other instrument of punishment, used by a schoolmaster. [ Written also tawes , tawis , and tawse .] [ Scot.] « Never use the taws when a gloom can do the turn.» Ramsay.
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taws

thong used for punishment
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