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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A whip with nine knotted cords.

Usage examples (30)
  • "Think of a cat-o'-nine-tails with a big thick handle."
  • "Shall I fetch the cat-o'-nine-tails, sir, so you can flog me?"
  • "And the cat-o'-nine-tails, too, eh?" chuckled the Western girl.
  • They looked like black cat-o'-nine-tails with grossly swollen handles. for more
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