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In Urris a flail is used by the people for thrashing. A flail is a simply made article because it is made from two sticks. The longer one is about five feet and is called the hand-staff and the shorter about three feet namely the 'soople.'
The 'soople' must be made from a strong tough hazel stick because it must stand against a lot of beating. A hole is made through the hand-staff of the hand-staff near the end and a rope is put through the hole and spliced on to the 'soople' and tied tightly with a