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Definition of "tawse" [tawse]

  • A leather strap or thong which is split into (typically about three) tails, used for corporal punishment in schools. (noun)

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Use "tawse" in a sentence
  • "Also known as a “split paddle,” a tawse is a wide leather strap split into strips at the end light to intense."
  • "Just as he got astride the sill he spied a piece of chalk and the "tawse" on the table, so turning back he put the "tawse" in his pocket, and with the chalk wrote on the table: --"
  • "He ran a long way, until finding that he had not been detected, he skirted a small wood, dug a hole in the soft moss, put in the "tawse," and covered them up."
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