Im*pale"(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impaled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Impaling.] [See 2d Empale.] 1. To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See Empale.
Then with what life remains, impaled, and leftAddison.
To writhe at leisure round the bloody stake.
2. To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.
Impale him with your weapons round about.Shak.
Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire.Milton.
(Her.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.
Ordered the admission of St. Patrick to the same to be matched and impaled with the blessed Virgin in the honor thereof.Fuller.
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