A scourge (from Latin excoriare = "to flay" and corium = "skin") is a whip or lash, especially a multi-thong type used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back.

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List Of Warriors Characters - BloodClan - Scourge
... Scourge, (Tiny at birth) a very small black tom with icy blue eyes and a single white paw, rules BloodClan through fear and a survival-of-the-fittest mentality, and refuses to provide for any cat that cannot ... It has been confirmed by the Erins that Firestar is Scourge's half-brother (Scourge and Firestar share the same father), as implied in The Rise of Scourge when ... Scourge is then related to Cloudtail, Leafpool, Princess, Squirrelflight, Whitewing, Whitewing's kits Dovepaw and Ivypaw, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, Jayfeather, and Scourge's blood also runs in ...
Scourge - Metaphoric Use
... Semi-literal usages such as "the scourge of God" for Attila the Hun (i.e ... "the scourge of drug abuse" ...
The Black Tattoo - Characters
... needed nutrients to his body Charlie Farnsworth Charlie is the boy possessed by the Scourge ... Soon, the power corrupts his mind, allowing the Scourge to burrow into his darkened soul, controlling him entirely and making him attack his companions ... After being transported to hell, the Scourge convinces him that his tattered family and ruined life is not worth keeping and asks him to help him overthrow the emperor of hell instead ...
The Scourge Of God (novel)
... The Scourge of God (2008) is an alternate history, post-apocalyptic novel by S ... at the end of The Sunrise Lands I am the Scourge of God ...
List Of Warriors Characters - BloodClan - The Rise of Scourge - Brick
... if male or female is a friend of Bone and Scourge, but also a supporter of Tiny/Scourge even before BloodClan was formed ... Brick asks Tiny/Scourge to come fight one of the dogs in the Twolegplace that is keeping them from a dumpster full of food ...

Famous quotes containing the word scourge:

    The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)