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Noun: lashings  la-shingz
Usage: Brit
  1. A large number or amount
    "made lashings of new friends";
    - tons, dozens, heaps, lots, piles, scores, stacks, loads, rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs [N. Amer], scads [N. Amer], many, masses [Brit]
Noun: lashing  la-shing
  1. Beating with a whip, strap or rope as a form of punishment
    - whipping, tanning, flogging, flagellation
     
  2. Rope that is used for fastening something to something else
    "the boats were held together by lashings"

Type of: beating, drubbing, fastener, fastening, fixing, hiding, holdfast, lacing, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, licking, rope, thrashing, trouncing, whacking

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