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thong

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

thongn. [OE. thong, , thwang, AS. ; akin to Icel. a thong, latchet. √57. Cf. Twinge.].
     A strap of leather; especially, one used for fastening anything.  [1913 Webster]
    "And nails for loosened spears, and thongs for shields, provide."  [1913 Webster]
Thong seal (Zoöl.), the bearded seal. See the Note under Seal.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thong, n. & v.
--n.
1 a narrow strip of hide or leather used as the lash of a whip, as a halter or rein, etc.
2 Austral., NZ, & US = FLIP-FLOP.
--v.tr.
1 provide with a thong.
2 strike with a thong.

Etymology
OE thwang, thwong f. Gmc

THESAURUS

thong

belt, blacksnake, braid, brail, bullwhack, bullwhip, cable, cat, cord, cowhide, crop, flagellum, horsewhip, knout, kurbash, lash, ligament, ligation, ligature, line, quirt, rawhide, razor strap, rope, scourge, sjambok, spun yarn, strap, string, tendon, twine, twist, whip, whiplash, wire, yarn

ROGET THESAURUS

thong

Connection

N connection, vinculum, link, connective, connection, junction, bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium, bracket, bridge, stepping-stone, isthmus, bond, tendon, tendril, fiber, cord, cordage, riband, ribbon, rope, guy, cable, line, halser, hawser, painter, moorings, wire, chain, string, fastener, fastening, tie, ligament, ligature, strap, tackle, rigging, standing rigging, running rigging, traces, harness, yoke, band ribband, bandage, brace, roller, fillet, inkle, with, withe, withy, thong, braid, girder, tiebeam, girth, girdle, cestus, garter, halter, noose, lasso, surcingle, knot, running knot, cabestro, cinch, lariat, legadero, oxreim, suspenders, pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, U-clamp, C-clamp, cramp, cramp iron, ratchet, detent, larigo, pawl, terret, treenail, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, hank, catch, latch, bolt, latchet, tag, tooth, hook, hook and eye, lock, holdfast, padlock, rivet, anchor, grappling iron, trennel, stake, post, cement, glue, gum, paste, size, wafer, solder, lute, putty, birdlime, mortar, stucco, plaster, grout, viscum, shackle, rein, prop.

Scourge

N scourge, rod, cane, stick, ratan, rattan, birch, birch rod, azote, blacksnake, bullwhack, chicote, kurbash, quirt, rawhide, sjambok, 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, ducking stool, brank, trebuchet, trebuket, triangle, 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, house of correction, goaler, jailer, executioner, electrocutioner, lyncher, hangman, headsman, Jack Ketch.


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