Green’s Dictionary of Slang

tease v.1

also teaze
[SE tease, to ‘thrash’ out the fibres of wool, flax etc, before spinning]

to flog, to whip (esp. of convicted villains who were secured to a cart for their punishment); thus teasing/teazing n.

[UK]H.T. Potter New Dict. Cant (1795) n.p.: teaze to be whipped at a cart’s tail.
[US]H. Tufts Autobiog. (1930) 292: Teasing signifies whipping.
[UK]Vaux Vocab. of the Flash Lang.
[UK]Egan Life in London (1869) 39: Wherein, of hundred topp’d, thousands lagg’d; / And of the innumerable teazings thou has book’d.
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict. 33: Teaze – to whip at the cart’s tail.
[UK]Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open [as cit. 1835].
[Aus]E. Dyson ‘Barracking’ in Benno and Some of the Push 144: That’s the way to tease ’em, the blighters! [...] Lay ’em out! Stiffen ’em!