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torture

see HUMAN RIGHTS.

TORTURE, punishments. A punishment inflicted in some countries on supposed criminals to induce them to confess their crimes, and to reveal their associates.
     2. This absurd and tyrannical practice never was in use in the United States; for no man is bound to accuse himself. An attempt to torture a person accused of crime, in order to extort a confession, is an indictable offence. 2 Tyler, 380. Vide Question.

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The pyramid-shaped ladder, which occupied center stage, was used to control the Passenger, whether in his seat on the train, trapped under the towering ladder, or as a torture device where his arms hang on the higher steps while his legs are stretched on the lower steps.
Two years on from Saddam's execution, Iraq readies macabre museum of violence and torture The man putting together Iraq's newest museum doesn't like to be alone in his office, where he keeps bloodied nooses, a medieval-looking torture device and boxes of documents chronicling atrocities under Saddam Hussein.
I was up and down on a torture device for three days, and it was an experience I doubt I will ever forget," he says.
A TORTURE DEVICE, ARTICLE OF FAITH, A MILITARY standard, a sign that Jesus is Lord over America--a lot for two pieces of wood to bear.
He said Mosquito couldn't be considered a torture device under the Human Rights Act as people were free to move away from it.
The Titanium gun is downright painful through the course of a 50-shot qualifier, and the little Scandium gun is nothing less than a torture device, especially when firing magnum rounds.
THERE'S a short story by Franz Kafka called In The Penal Set-tlement that features a prison governor who ends up killing himself on a complicated torture device.
No, it's nor a torture device for Free French collaborators; it's a long pipe with various shower heads that can be adjusted as to pressure and temperature.
However, the monster, whose design incorporates a face plate based on a medieval torture device called a scold's bridle, will be portrayed by a star of more than 100 movies.
Which word can mean a torture device and to clear wine of dregs?
term=vuvuzela) defines as a "a mind-numbing torture device made of cheap, brightly colored plastic," from the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa.
The top torturer will also be expected to get to grips with a Judas Cradle, a pyramid-shaped torture device on which the victim sits and is slowly impaled.