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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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(Lowp-,) Loupegarth, n. [Cf. Lowp v. 9.] = Gadloup n., Gateloup n. — 1637 Monro Exped. i. 45.
Other slight punishments … as the loupegarthe, when a souldier is stripped naked above the waste and is made to runne a furlong betwixt two hundred souldiers ranged alike opposite to others, leaving a space … for the souldier to runne through, where his comrades whip him with small rods

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