Since December 21, we have been flogged with news item after news item about the threatened closure of Russian adoption.
But it was a ruse; Northup was kidnapped, flogged, and sold for $1,000 at a slave market in New Orleans.
In one recent case, he said a man accused of kidnapping was hung from an iron bar and flogged with a machete.
Den Moye flogged him till he war 'most dead, and arter dat chained him up in de ole cabin and gabe him 'most nuffin' to eat.
Boys were flogged at boundaries, to impress the boundaries on their memory.
Had he not flogged his own lieutenant—but you will hear of that when the time comes.
None of us got flogged, nor were we even threatened with the gang-way.
Now, I suppose I shall be flogged and branded as a deserter, and perhaps be hung, as that fellow says.
But wayward children must, with all kindness, be flogged into obedience.
Meanwhile there could be no earthly reason why the girl should not be flogged.
1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.
To offer for sale; peddle, esp in the sense of public hawking: I went to the convention to flog a new book/ Motel and bus companies flog special charter rates
[British 1919+ fr armed forces; fr British slang flog the clock, ''move the clockhands forward in order to deceive,'' applied later to the illicit selling of military stores]