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A short piece of rope used for flogging, especially on ships.
- ‘Alternatively, I also have a thing about random whippings such as might be done by a bosuns mate with a rope's end on board ship.’
[with object] Flog with a rope's end.‘I would rope's-end those lubbers’
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