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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bastina’do.
 
A beating (Italian, bastone; French, baston, now bâton, a stick). The Chinese, Turks, and Persians punish offenders by beating them on the soles of the feet. The Turks call the punishment zarb.   1
 


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