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Definition of Lash

Lash

  1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
  2. A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
  3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as, the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.
  4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
  5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
  6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
  7. To strike with a lash ; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
  8. To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a whale lashes the sea with his tail.
  9. To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
  10. To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.
  11. To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic language.
  12. To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten; as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's back.

Lash Quotations

Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men's prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead.
Emmeline Pankhurst

He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.
James Boswell

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
Jimmy Carter

I'm definitely a lash girl. I feel they are my best feature. I have tried lots of mascaras. I was drawn to Lancome Doll Lashes recently. Not only because of the name, but it smells like roses! I usually add a few coats of it for a night out.
Chloe Sevigny

You know, you can make a small mistake in language or etiquette in Britain, or you could when I was younger, and really be made to feel it, and it's the flick of a lash, but it would sting, and especially at school where there's not much privacy, and so on. You could, yes, undoubtedly be made to feel crushed.
Christopher Hitchens
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Lash Translations

lash in French is amarrons, amarrez, amarrent, fustiger
lash in German is Wimper, Peitsche
lash in Italian is flagellare
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