Sentence Examples with the word knout

Accordingly, on the 10th of June, the weak and ailing tsarevich received twentyfive strokes with the knout (as then administered nobody ever survived thirty), and on the 24th fifteen more.

But she could order the use of the knout and of mutilation as freely as the most barbarous of her predecessors when she thought the authority of the state was at stake, and she did employ them readily to suppress all opinions of a heterodox kind, whether in matters of religion or of politics, after the beginning of the French Revolution.

The proprietors could transport without trial their unruly serfs to Siberia or send them to the mines for life, and those who presented complaints against their masters were punished with the knout and condemned to the mines.