Set of cat o' nine tails in comparison to United States $1 bill
The cat o' nine tails is a multi-tailed whip. It is sometimes called just the cat. It was first used to give severe physical punishment. It was used in the Royal Navy and British Army.
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Nineteenth-century cat o' nine tails, 97 centimetres (38+1⁄4 in) long, composed of nine lengths (approximately 46 centimetres or 18 inches) of tarred, braided hemp with ends lashed.
Sailor being flogged with a cat-o'-nine-tails while four sailors are waiting for their turn to flog him.
In Spanish: Gato de nueve colas para niños