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horsewhip

a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses
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As far as we know, the only pleas for religious liberty to which Madison turned a deaf ear were those raised by Anglican clergymen--the very group that had long denigrated religious toleration and were now trying to claim the benefit of it, the group that had furnished its "Quota of Imps" for horsewhipping others but protested loudly against reductions in their own clerical incomes, the group that had long benefitted from legal privileges jealously denied to the rest of the religious world.
It said: "We have been familiar with rumours in reference to an alleged case of public horsewhipping, in which a fond lover and a Newcastle magistrate played, in the parlance of the playbill, the leading parts.
Whether a horsewhipping or stoning would be more appropriate, I'd leave it in the hands of the natives.
Instead of giving them a decent horsewhipping, they should be carted off to the Tower.