Usage examples for flail

  1. The farm people, with old Pucklechurch at their head, looked at the operations of the machine with some distrust, but this gradually became wonder and admiration on the part of the Greenhow labourers, for threshing with the flail was very hard work for the shoulders and back, and Captain Carbonel took care to find employment for the men in winter time, so that his men did not join in the complaint of Barton and Morris that there wouldn't be nothing for a poor chap to get his bread by in the winter. – The Carbonels by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. " So," says Tom to the King, " will you let me have the other half of the princess if I bring you the flail?" – The Irish Fairy Book by Various