They took Ivan, tried him, sentenced him to the knout, and then to hard labour.
It was not inhumanity, but fear of the knout that hurried him away.
When Jason Philip came back from the inn, he said: “To believe that people can be ruled without the knout is a fatal delusion.”
Chancellor Bestuchef, in the year 1756, was forced to confession by the knout.
It is a singularity of the Russian laws that the number of blows decreed for the knout is always uneven.
The knout—the knout—and that attended with public exposure in the market-place.
It was not inhumanity, but fear of the knout, that hurried him away.
Some were beheaded after undergoing the punishment of the knout or battocks.
I see the mark of the knout which I gave you, traitor and coward!
He holds in both hands the instrument of punishment—the knout.