He was in a state of physical suffering as if from corporal punishment, and could not avoid expressing it by cries of anger and distress.
There are no more uses of "corporal punishment" in the book.
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The school district has not permitted corporal punishment in decades.
When will you Australians learn? In America we stopped using corporal punishment, and things have never been better! The streets are safe. Old people strut confidently through the darkest alleys. And the weak and nerdy are admired for their computer-programming abilities. So, like us, let your children run wild and free, because, as the old saying goes, "let your children run wild and free".
Homer Simpson (animated television character) -- The Simpsons (series created by Matt Groening)