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Word: impale

Definition: pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear


Sentences Containing 'impale'

They hang, behead, and impale their criminals in the most agreeable possible manner; but some of these, like clever rogues, have contrived to escape human justice, and succeed in their fraudulent enterprises by cunning stratagems.

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