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noun 
  1. The thong or braided cord of a whip, with which the blow is given.
I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it. — Addison.
  1. (obsolete) A leash in which an animal is caught or held; hence, a snare.
  2. A stroke with a whip, or anything pliant and tough.
The culprit received thirty-nine lashes.
  1. A stroke of satire or sarcasm; an expression or retort that cuts or gives pain; a cut.
The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well. — L"Estrange
  1. A hair growing from the edge of the eyelid; an eyelash.
  2. In carpet weaving, a group of strings for lifting simultaneously certain yarns, to form the figure.
  3. (Mid-Ulster, Northern Ireland dialect) Excellent, wonderful
We"re off school tomorrow, it"s gonna be lash!
That chinese (food) was lash!''
verb (lash, es)
  1. (transitive) To strike with a lash; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. — Dryden
  1. (transitive) To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash.
the whale lashes the sea with its tail.
And big waves lash the frighted shores. — Dryden
  1. (transitive) To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws. — Dryden
  1. (transitive) To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity.
to lash vice
  1. (transitive) To bind with a rope, cord, thong, or chain, so as to fasten.
to lash something to a spar
lash a pack on a horse's back
  1. (intransitive) To ply the whip; to strike.
  2. (intransitive) To utter censure or sarcastic language.
To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. — Dryden
adjective 
  1. (obsolete) remiss, Remiss, lax.
  2. (obsolete) relaxed, Relaxed.
  3. soft, Soft, watery, wet.
    • 1658: Fruits being unwholesome and before the fourth or fifth Yeare. " Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 211)

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