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 for lash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lash \Lash\ (l[a^]sh), n. [OE. lasche; cf. D. lasch piece set
     in, joint, seam, G. lashe latchet, a bit of leather, gusset,
     stripe, laschen to furnish with flaps, to lash or slap, Icel.
     laski gusset, flap, laska to break.]
     1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow
        is given.
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              I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.
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     2. A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a
        snare. [Obs.]
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     3. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough; as,
        the culprit received thirty-nine lashes.
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     4. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort
        that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
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              The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that
              to ourselves which succeeds well.     --L'Estrange.
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     5. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
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     6. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting
        simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lash \Lash\, v. i.
     To ply the whip; to strike; to utter censure or sarcastic
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           To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. --Dryden.
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     To lash out, to strike out wildly or furiously; also used
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lash \Lash\, v. t. [Cf. D. lasschen to fasten together, lasch
     piece, joint, Sw. laska to stitch, Dan. laske stitch. See
     Lash, n. ]
     To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten;
     as, to lash something to a spar; to lash a pack on a horse's
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lash \Lash\ (l[a^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lashed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Lashng.]
     1. To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or
        with something like one.
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              We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. --Dryden.
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     2. To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat,
        or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a
        whale lashes the sea with his tail.
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              And big waves lash the frighted shores. --Dryden.
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     3. To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
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              He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider
              throws.                               --Dryden.
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     4. To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with
        severity; as, to lash vice.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of
           the eyelids [syn: eyelash, lash, cilium]
      2: leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip [syn:
         lash, thong]
      3: a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object; "the
         whip raised a red welt" [syn: whip, lash, whiplash]
      v 1: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often
           flogged the students"; "The children were severely
           trounced" [syn: flog, welt, whip, lather, lash,
           slash, strap, trounce]
      2: lash or flick about sharply; "The lion lashed its tail"
      3: strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"
         [syn: whip, lash]
      4: bind with a rope, chain, or cord; "lash the horse" [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  189 Moby Thesaurus words for "lash":
     anchor, assail, attack, band, bandage, baste, bastinado, bawl out,
     beat, belabor, belt, bend, berate, bind, bind up, birch,
     blacksnake, blister, blow, boil, bolt, box, brace, bridle, buffet,
     bullwhack, bullwhip, bundle, cage, cane, cast anchor, castigate,
     cat, chain, charge, chase, chew out, cilia, cinch, club,
     come to anchor, corral, cowhide, criticize, crop, cudgel, cuff,
     cut, dash, disembark, do up, dock, drench, drive, drop the hook,
     drove, drub, enchain, entrammel, excoriate, fasten, fetter, fix,
     flagellate, flagellum, flail, flap, flay, fling, flog, fustigate,
     gad, gadfly, gird, girdle, girt, girth, give a whipping,
     give the stick, goad, gyve, hamper, handcuff, herd, hide, hobble,
     hog-tie, hopple, horsewhip, jaw, kedge, kedge off, knout, kurbash,
     lace, lambaste, lash and tie, lather, lay anchor, lay on, leash,
     make fast, manacle, moor, needle, nudge, oxgoad, peg down, picket,
     pin down, pinion, pistol-whip, poke, pommel, prick, prod, pummel,
     punch cattle, punish, put in irons, quirt, race, rawhide,
     razor strap, restrain, ride herd on, roast, rope, round up, rowel,
     scarify, scathe, scold, scorch, scourge, secure, shackle, shepherd,
     shoot, sjambok, skin alive, slap, slash, smack, smite, spank,
     splice, spur, sting, straitjacket, strap, strike, stripe, stroke,
     swaddle, swathe, swinge, switch, tear, teem, tether, thong, thrash,
     thump, thwack, tie, tie down, tie up, tongue-lash, trammel,
     trounce, truncheon, truss, upbraid, vituperate, wag, waggle,
     wallop, wave, wear out, whack, whale, whip, whiplash, whop, wire,
     wrangle, wrap, wrap up

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