Impale

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.
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Then with what life remains, impaled, and left
To writhe at leisure round the bloody stake.
Addison.
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2. To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.
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Impale him with your weapons round about.
Shak.
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Impenetrable, impaled with circling fire.
Milton.
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3. (Her.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.
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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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