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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPALEMENT

Since the marriage of Alroy, there had never been such a merry morn as the day of his impalement.

And he gave orders that he should be put to death by impalement next morning.

Chiefest of all, the impalement of the old Raimondi on Marta's knife.

But impalement as we now know it was preceded by dimidiation.

Some are said to have survived their impalement as much as forty-eight hours.

Kniaz Dimitri Shaferov expiated his real or imputed crimes by a slow death by impalement.

To be found there was death—were I the highest in the nation—death by impalement, or some other form of lingering torment.

It is a bold creature—often beats off the lion, or kills him by impalement on its long bayonet-like horns.

Follow me close; you might lose yourself in this pleasant labyrinth, and it is death, my friend—by impalement too!

Have you not heard that the caliph has ordered the baths to be shut for three days, on pain of impalement?

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from French empalement, from empaler (see impale).

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