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WHIPPING, punishment. The infliction of stripes.
     2. This mode of punishment, which is still practiced in some of the states, is a relict of barbarism; it has yielded in most of the middle and northern states to the penitentiary system.
     3. The punishment of whipping, so far as the same was provided by the laws of the United States, was abolished by the act of congress of February 28, 1839, s. 5. Vide 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 796; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.

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He would at times seem to take great pleas- ure in whipping a slave.
Aunt Hester had not only disobeyed his orders in going out, but had been found in company with Lloyd's Ned; which circumstance, I found, from what he said while whipping her, was the chief of- fence.
A moisture came into his eyes, and, as the whipping continued, he arose and walked irresolutely up and down.
Gary gave examples of how whips are used as steering aids and also mentioned that if whipping the horse caused it real pain the horse would associate racing with a negative experience and would therefore be upset and agitated at the races.
The Thespians' production of Steve Thompson's comedy Whipping It Up opens at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on January 18.
The Victor Meldrew star of TV's One Foot In The Graveisin a play called Whipping It Up at The Lowryin Salford Quays.
The recipe calls for 5 1/2 cups of whipping cream, but Ritter is unapologetic.
INGREDIENTS: 225g strawberries' 140ml whipping cream' 50g amaretti biscuits' Raspberry Coulis' vanilla ice cream.
Observers watch the race and judge if whipping is excessive.
The whipping of Richard Moore was in many ways an unexceptional event in the context of Reconstruction.
With its innovative whipping coil and special motor, the Latte-Whip takes only seconds to whip coffee, milk and even low-fat milk into a cloud of foam for a perfect cup of coffee.