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Hard by the farmhouse was a vast barn, that might have served for a church; every window and crevice of which seemed bursting forth with the treasures of the farm; the flail was busily resounding within it from morning to night; swallows and martins skimmed twittering about the eaves; an rows of pigeons, some with one eye turned up, as if watching the weather, some with their heads under their wings or buried in their bosoms, and others swelling, and cooing, and bowing about their dames, were enjoying the sunshine on the roof.
Bazzard's father, being a Norfolk farmer, would have furiously laid about him with a flail, a pitch-fork, and every agricultural implement available for assaulting purposes, on the slightest hint of his son's having written a play.
His hits, I imagine, were those of the flail, which falls quite at random, but nevertheless smashes an insect now and then.
Hearing the hubbub of voices, and blows that sounded like the noise of a flail in the barn in wintertime, they stopped, listening and wondering what was toward.
Aiming in these plays to flail the follies of his time, he makes his chief characters, in spite of his realistic purpose, extreme and distorted
One of its arms was a disabled flail which used to be wielded by Goodman Rigby, before his spouse worried him out of this troublesome world; the other, if I mistake not, was composed of the pudding stick and a broken rung of a chair, tied loosely together at the elbow.
Flail mowers make the cut with many hinged flails (usually L-shaped or Y-shaped) that dangle from a heavy, horizontally oriented platen.
Customizable Picote Cutting System packages allow users to select the combination of Smart Cutter, Twister, Cyclone or Original Chain Flails, and Miller products they need for their typical jobs without requiring them to purchase the complete product line.
Demining vehicles that use flails to churn the earth and destroy anti-personnel mines date back to World War II.
QUESTIONS have been asked about why the Second World War solution of armoured vehicles with flails are not used by our brave soldiers to clear Afghanistan roadways of bombs.
A 20-YEAR-OLD man caught with rice flails in breach of a suspended prison sentence and a community order has been spared jail because he has found a job.
A DISABLED man was spared jail yesterday after offensive weapons - a metal cosh and a pair of rice flails - were found inside his car on a North Wales industrial estate.