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Whacking   /wˈækɪŋ/  /hwˈækɪŋ/   Listen


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"Whacking" Quotes from Famous Books

... there, sir, though it's so bright up here, and the great long shadders of the mountain seems to have swallered 'em up. But they've got a whacking great fire, sir, so they must be going to ...
— Fix Bay'nets - The Regiment in the Hills • George Manville Fenn

... sword and the other thing like a satchel which kept tripping me up. The management of a woman's train has always seemed to me an accomplishment, but it is nothing compared with the difficulty of walking like a soldier with those things whacking at your ankles every few moments. One thing I can promise you and myself, Countess. If Domiloff and the whole lot of them catch me nothing would induce me to put on ...
— The Traitors • E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim

... probable," he now answered. "I shall be surprised if some such innovation is not introduced. And why not? Tempera mutantur, my friend. We have a President who so far forgets the traditions of his office as to beguile his spare moments by whacking the heads of his friends in a game of singlestick. Why not a mayor who plays baseball in the park? What an old fogy ...
— The Mayor of Warwick • Herbert M. Hopkins

... it was not himself but the other, so that if there really were but one culprit, Hans had no means of determining. Under the circumstances, he concluded the safest plan was to believe both guilty. Accordingly he made a sudden dash and commenced whacking them soundly with the stick he held in his hand. They yelled, kicked, and screamed; and squirming themselves loose, scampered quickly away ...
— Oonomoo the Huron • Edward S. Ellis

Words linked to "Whacking" :   whack, U.K., thrashing, whipping, Great Britain, flogging, corporal punishment, lashing, flagellation, colloquialism, Britain, large, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, big, United Kingdom, lacing, tanning, UK

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