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 for stripes
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service;
           "they earned their stripes in Kuwait" [syn: chevron,
           stripe, stripes, grade insignia]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     as a punishment were not to exceed forty (Deut. 25:1-3), and
     hence arose the custom of limiting them to thirty-nine (2 Cor.
     11:24). Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard
     to the infliction of stripes (Acts 16:37, 38; 22:25-29). Our
     Lord was beaten with stripes (Matt. 27:26).

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