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Encyclopedia > Whipping

The term whipping has multiple meanings.

OR in a figurative sense it can also refer to : Whipping on a post Flagellation is the act of whipping (Latin flagellum, whip) the human body. ... A whip is a tapered flexible length of either a single cord or plaited (braided) leather or other material, commonly with a stiff handle. ... Corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of pain intended as correction or punishment, (corporal means of, relating to, or affecting the body). ...

    • keeping someone under the thumb, by force or sheer dominance; if succesfully subdued, that person is called (well-)whipped
    • any disciplining, including a verbal 'tongue lashing'
    • the activities of party officials called whips in party politics, charged with enforcing observance of party discipline
    • a competitive defeat inflicted, as in sports or in business
  • It can mean the cooking technique that incorporates air into food by vigorous beating: see Whipping (cookery)
  • It can refer to the act of binding a rope in ropework with a Whipping knot.
  • It can refer to a loose form of sewing
  • and more...
  • for film (sub)titles containing the word, see [IMDB search]

  Results from FactBites:
Whip (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (188 words)
A whip is a cord or strap, usually with a stiff handle, used for striking.
Whip (politics), a member of a legislature who ensures party members attend and vote as the party leadership desires
Whipping knot, a kind of binding to prevent a cut end from fraying
Common whipping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (345 words)
The common whipping is the simplest type of whipping knot, a series of knots intended to stop a rope from unraveling.
The benefit of a common whipping is that no tools are necessary and the rope does not need to be unlayed.
Other whippings avoid this by interleaving the whipping with the strands of the rope and creating friction with the strands to avoid slipping.
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