A young boy stopped his bicycle in front of the store and his thongs slapped bare heals as he entered.
We have no clear information about the mind of the Flagellants, who in 1259, and again in 1 349, swarmed through the streets of European cities, naked and thrashing themselves, till the blood ran, with leather thongs and iron whips.
Thongs and G-strings are the original panty line busters.
The penance lasted 332 days, during which they flogged themselves with thongs fitted with four iron points.
The leather thongs, by which the tablets of Confucius's copy were tied together, were thrice worn out by his constant handling.