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Noun: lashings  la-shingz
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. A large number or amount
    "made lashings of new friends";
    - tons [informal], dozens, heaps [informal], lots, piles [informal], scores, stacks [informal], loads [informal], rafts [informal], slews, wads [informal], oodles [informal], gobs [N. Amer, informal], scads [N. Amer, informal], many, masses [Brit, informal]
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 [informal], holdfast, lacing, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, licking, rope, thrashing, trouncing, whacking

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