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This Jacob had been condemned to the bastinade, or knout, by Schein, the Russian general.
The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia Voltaire


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  • Bastinado

    a mode of punishment consisting of blows with a stick on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks. a blow or a beating with a stick, cudgel, etc. a stick or cudgel. to beat with a stick, cane, etc., especially on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks. Historical Examples She […]

  • Basting

    sewing with long, loose stitches to hold material in place until the final sewing. bastings, the stitches taken or the threads used. the act of moistening food while cooking, especially with stock or pan juices. the liquid used in basting. to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily tacking together pieces of a garment […]

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  • Bastion

    Fortification. a projecting portion of a rampart or fortification that forms an irregular pentagon attached at the base to the main work. a fortified place. anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.: a bastion of solitude; a bastion of democracy. Contemporary Examples Once known as the most polluted place on earth, the […]

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