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tawse

, taws Chiefly Scot
a leather strap having one end cut into thongs, formerly used as an instrument of punishment by a schoolteacher
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Dad-of-six Jeffery Tawse, 52, and his son James, 25, carried out shoddy driveway repairs for elderly customers before demanding money from them.
Anyone of a certain age reading this will immediately remember the tawse, the belt used by Scottish teachers back in the day.
Millions of George Dick's leather tawses were used in schools around the world.