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Most graphically, however, it is the image on plate 25 that makes the connections among sacrifice, disembowelment, and textile production explicit.
While one could read purposeful intent in the mob cutting off Hippolytus's genitals as a punishment for a sex crime, nothing lends meaning to his disembowelment, or to the crowd cheering for Theseus as he rapes and murders Strophe in their midst (Kane 2001, 101).
The NCA's CCM is more than a deconstruction of the Chicago edition of the CFM: it is a total disembowelment.
com/ deals/2009/04/30/statement-from-non-tarp- lenders-of-chrysler/[hereinafter Statement from Non-TARP Lenders]; see also Roe, supra note 3; Frezza, supra note 88 ("Are you following the disembowelment of Chrysler's secured creditors .
50 Naas A figure of speech used as a threat of a serious reprisal that may well have had a literal meaning, as it originated in the Middle Ages when disembowelment was used in Britain for torture and execution.
Indeed, one may wonder if McCarthy's motive might not be exactly the testing of whether goodness can persist in the face of violence, when an act of charity may lead to one's own disembowelment, or, even more starkly, whether goodness can persist in the absence of a world endowed with meaning, and in which the future appears so foreshortened as almost to collapse with the present moment.
Well, imagine no more, for shipmates Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have teamed up again to play an unhappily married couple in this ferocious disembowelment of suburbia.
The film depicts scalpings, disembowelment and swastikas being engraved in foreheads as a group of American Jewish soldiers are airdropped into Nazi-occupied Europe to wreak revenge on the Germans.
Women toss their babies off bridges, lesbian make-out sessions end in disembowelment, and covens of what look like rejects from a fierce night on "America's Next Top Model" fly into town and hog all the cabs.
79) with racked confession and self-expression itself with disembowelment on the scaffold.
In the presence of his commanders, Alexander ordered the disembowelment of one child and gave the mother to his troops.
61) He was a man infatuated with violence, homosexual murder, pederastic rape, disembowelment (of himself, others, lovers, and kittens), and the sexual ecstasies of suicide long before politics aroused his interest.