It was used for lightest on-the-spot punishments and thus a form of unofficial corporal punishment (called cobbing), whereas official punishments were given with more severe implements such as the cat o' nine tails, birch or cane.
"Rope's end" is also the root of the name of the South American implement rebenque.
- Kissing the gunner's daughter, part 1 on World Corporal Punishment Research
- Kissing the gunner's daughter, part 2 on World Corporal Punishment Research
|Birch • Carpet beater • Rope's end • Stinging nettle • Baccalà • Clothes hanger|