lashings

[lash-ingz]
noun (used with a plural verb) Chiefly British Informal.
an abundance; plenty (usually followed by of ): strawberries with lashings of cream.

Origin:
1820–30; lash1 (def 16) + -ing1 + -s3

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lashing

1 [lash-ing]
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that lashes.
2.
a whipping with or as if with a lash.
3.
a severe scolding; tongue-lashing.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see lash1, -ing1

lashing

2 [lash-ing]
noun
1.
a binding or fastening with a rope or the like.
2.
the rope or the like used.

Origin:
1660–70; lash2 + -ing1

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lashing1 (ˈlæʃɪŋ)
 
n (usually foll by of)
1.  a whipping; flogging
2.  a scolding
3.  informal (Brit) large amounts; lots

lashing2 (ˈlæʃɪŋ)
 
n
rope, cord, etc, used for binding or securing

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Example sentences
Punishment for violators can range from fines to public lashings.
Myriad construction firms are kept alive by lashings of political pork.
On the other hand, the bases' presence brings lashings of central government
  money to the country's poorest prefecture.
Amputations for theft and public lashings for alcohol possession became common.
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