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Wallop

To thrash. Sir John Wallop, in the reign of Henry VIII., was sent to Normandy to make reprisals, because the French fleet had burnt Brighton. Sir John burnt twenty-one towns and villages, demolished several harbours, and “walloped” the foe to his heart's content.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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