2. Verb. (third-person singular of flail) ¹
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Definition of Flails
1. flail [v] - See also: flail
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Literary usage of Flails
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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1856)
"day, at Colleges and flails of Oxford, the list of bachelors is given as Dr. [ie Dominus or Sir] Williams ..."
2. American States, Churches, and Slavery by Joshua Rhodes Balme (1862)
"Northern and Southern troops, flails of vengeance in the hands of the Almighty—whilst both are terrible instruments, to pound each other, and the whole ..."
3. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"flails, my lord?—Do I understand that your lordship and Squire Talbot— ... For flails, sir. I have, permit me, nothing further to say. flails are final. ..."
4. The Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis, Criticism by Julian Hawthorne, John Russell Young, Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh, John Porter Lamberton (1906)
"... which had been excited against him for attacking the army administration, turned in his favor. A FIGHT WITH flails. (From " La Terre. ..."
5. A Treatise en Forest-trees: Containing Not Only the Best Methods of Their by William Boutcher (1778)
"... the mill-wright, turner, and engraver, prefer it to any o- ther; it makes the beft handles and flocks for tools, flails, bowls, bolts for doors, ..."
6. Ten Thousand Things Relating to China and the Chinese: An Epitome of the by William B. Langdon (1842)
"Specimens of ploughs, harrows, axes, hoes, rakes, forks, shovels, spades, flails, mattocks, ^-e. Sfc. These implements are, for the most part, ..."
7. Hand-books of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy by Dionysius Lardner (1859)
"flails used in threshing, clubs, canes, whips, and all instruments used for striking, axes, hatchets, cleavers, and all instruments which act by a blow, ..."