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stoning (plural stonings)
- Lapidation: punishment by throwing stones, usually resulting in death
2009 January 14, Nazila Fathi, “Iran Says U.S. Helped Finance Overthrow Plot”:
- The stonings came as something of a surprise, in that Iranian officials had said they had suspended that method of execution.
lapidation — see lapidation
- Present participle of stone.