"lashings" in the noun sense
1. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
"made lots of new friends"
"she amassed stacks of newspapers"
rope that is used for fastening something to something else
"the boats were held together by lashings"
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