Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Chiefly British Lavish quantities.

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  • n. Plural form of lashing.

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  • n. a large number or amount

Etymologies

From lash1, to lavish (obsolete).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Either way, Kylie's version discards the 80s musical backing, chucks in lashings of strings and features some lovely vocal gymnastics towards the end.

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  • Marc Almond, pretty in lashings of eyeliner decades before his time.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » This way ladies, if you would care to follow me.

  • And for all the verbal lashings from the fans and the media, he stood in there and took it, wide receiver Derrick Mason said.

    Ravens fire Billick after 5-11 season

  • Angela Merkel received tongue lashings from the Chinese leadership for their recent public meetings with the Dalai Lama.

    Dalai Lama Arrives In Ottawa for Historic Visit

  • The 'rudder-bands' -- that is, the lashings which had secured the two paddle-like rudders, one on either beam, which had been tied up to be out of the way when the stern anchors were put out -- are loosed, and the rudders drop into place.

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  • Regardless of how the mistake was made, the lashings could be a sign Iran is pushing back against the international outcry over Ashtiani's jailing and death sentence, and a message that the embattled woman herself will be punished further because of the publicity.

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  • Shabab fighters carry out public punishments such as lashings and stonings, conduct training exercises and present themselves as an alternative government.

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  • His larder is well supplied with poultry and wild fowl, his cellar contains "lashings," not only of "Parliament and pot," or "John Jamieson" and illicit "potheen," but of port and sherry, claret and champagne.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • Authorities in prisons should not abuse the inmates, especially the males by subjecting them to practices such as lashings because of their gender, which is another worst form of violence.

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  • Instead of more track-focused features, such as lashings of carbon fibre and track-biased suspension and brakes, the Roadsport 175 comes fitted with weather equipment and a heater as standard.

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