(See Chibouque , p. 245.)
or Chabuk. A long whip, or the application of whips and rods; a Persian and Chinese punishment. (Dubois.)
“Drag forward that fakir, and cut his robe into tatters on his back with your chabouks.” —Scott: The Surgeon's Daughter, c. xiv.
“If that monarch did not give the chabuk to Feramorz, there would be an end to all legitimate government in Bucharia.” —T. Moore: Lalla Rookh.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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