impalement impalement


  • (n) the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture


  1. Faustus has the vampire put to death by impalement and recovers his ring.
  2. He can outshoot, outpunch and outthink any adversary; he survives all manner of impalement.
  3. Three servicemen were killed, one of them by impalement on a control rod.

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  • "Impalement worked according to your status. If you were a small fry, a thief, let's say, you were just impaled on a short stake," says Codrescu. "If you had a certain standing in the community, then they gave you a very tall one, so you...
    on May 29, 2005 By: Andrei Codrescu Source: CBS News

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