drubbing

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Then shall he not go without a ducking and eke a drubbing himself
Wolf Larsen treasured against them the attempt on his life and the drubbing he had received in the forecastle; and morning, noon, and night, and all night as well, he devoted himself to making life unlivable for them.
You may shake your head, father, but I say no good, and will say no good, and I would say no good a hundred times over, if that would bring him back to have the drubbing he deserves.
The flood of tears, however, left him no resource; so he at once gave him a drubbing, which satisfied even Mrs.