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whipping post

scene of Christ’s scourging. [N.T.: Matthew 15:15]
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Stella Adler may too frequently use the three great playwrights as whipping posts for her favorite subject--the middle-class's deadening small-mindedness--but this hardly detracts from the brilliance of her insights.
The whipping posts were removed in 1969 but weren't officially outlawed until 1972.
Slaves' is, lunk-dumb and mutinous, At whipping posts To crouch and whine till they've Spelled out the primitive construction-- So plain, so difficult-- Of a death and a woman.