They gave the sailor 50 lashes for disobeying orders.
The disobedient sailors were threatened with the lash.
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Sign up for Carolyn’s email newsletter to get her column delivered to your inbox each morning.—Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Along the top and bottom lash lines and over the lids, Farolfi applied an ivory metallic shadow (try the sparkly options in the Byredo Self Illusion Eyeshadow Palette) and then freestyled a crescent-moon shape in a silver pigment.—Annie Blay, Allure, 9 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English lasschyn to lace, from Anglo-French lacer, lasser — more at lace
Middle English lassen "to move violently or suddenly"
Middle English lasschen "to lace," from early French lacer (same meaning), derived from Latin laqueare "to snare, catch in a noose," from laqueus "noose, snare" — related to lace, lassoentry 1 see Word History at lace