caning

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caning

n. a punishment for crimes employed in certain Asian countries (notably Singapore) even for misdemeanors (lesser crimes) in which the convicted defendant receives several lashes with a flexible "cane" meted out by a husky and skilled whipper. Such corporal punishment so far is unknown in the last century in the United States.

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Caption: The Boos' land wound up as the Hickory Stick Golf Course.
The land was developed into the Hickory Stick Golf Course.
Or even with a noticeably greater frequency than in the days of the hickory sticks.
Neil's skill with his hickory sticks has earned him a call-up for the England v Scotland Hickory match at Musselburgh and he has been asked to represent the society in matches against various counties.
After his 1980 victory and a few celebratory drinks, Watson, Ben Crenshaw and their wives took some old hickory sticks and played until they were thrown off by club secretary, Captain Paddy Hamner.
He was an active member in The Bay State Seniors Golf Assoc., The Hickory Sticks, The International Amateur Senior Golf Assoc., The Three-Score and Ten Golf Assoc.