1 I observed, here and there, many in the habit of servants, with a blown bladder, fastened like a flail to the end of a stick, which they carried in their hands.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftGet Context In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
2 Faster, faster, faster, it whizzed, whirred, buzzed, till all the flails became one flail and up soared the plane away and away.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia WoolfGet Context In Unit 1
3 Daniel galloped up silently, holding a naked dagger in his left hand and thrashing the laboring sides of his chestnut horse with his whip as if it were a flail.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V
4 So that tormented to madness, he was now churning through the water, violently flailing with his flexible tail, and tossing the keen spade about him, wounding and murdering his own comrades.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
5 To escape his terrible flailings, I seized hold of my harpoon-pole sticking in him, and for a moment clung to that like a sucking fish.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.