Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 975 (Instrument of punishment)

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#975. [Instrument of punishment.] Scourge. -- N. scourge, rod, cane, stick; ratan[obs], rattan; birch, birch rod; azote[obs], blacksnake[obs], bullwhack [obs][U.S.], chicote[obs], kurbash[obs], quirt, rawhide, sjambok[obs]; rod in pickle; switch, ferule, cudgel, truncheon.

whip, bullwhip, lash, strap, thong, cowhide, knout; cat, cat o'nine tails; rope's end.

pillory, stocks, whipping post; cucking stool[obs], ducking stool; brank[obs]; trebuchet[obs], trebuket[obs].

triangle[instruments of torture: list], wooden horse, iron maiden, thumbscrew, boot, rack, wheel, iron heel; chinese water torture.

treadmill, crank, galleys.

scaffold; block, ax, guillotine; stake; cross; gallows, gibbet, tree, drop, noose, rope, halter, bowstring; death chair, electric chair; gas chamber; lethal injection; firing squad; mecate[obs].

house of correction &c. (prison) 752.

goaler, jailer; executioner; electrocutioner[obs]; lyncher; hangman; headsman[obs]; Jack Ketch.