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- empale (obsolete)
- (transitive) To pierce (something) with any long, pointed object.
- (transitive, heraldry) To place two coats of arms side by side on the same shield (often those of two spouses upon marriage).
- (transitive, intransitive) To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake.
- (transitive, intransitive) To enclose or fence with stakes.
- 1624, John Smith, “The Present Estate of New-Plimoth”, in John Smith, The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: […], London: […] I[ohn] D[awson] and I[ohn] H[aviland] for Michael Sparkes, OCLC 1049014009, book 6; republished as The Generall Historie of Virginia, [...], London: […] I[ohn] D[awson] and I[ohn] H[aviland] for Edward Blackmore, 1632, OCLC 55196040, page 247:
- [T]he Towne is impailed about halfe a mile compaſſe.
- (pierce something with any long, pointed object): fix, stake, stick, run through, transfix
- (enclose or fence with stakes): pale, palisade, picket
put to death by piercing with a pale
pierce something with any long, pointed object
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