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EMPALEMENT. A punishment in which a sharp polo was forced up the fundament. Encyc. Lond. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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SECRET Service agents have launched an investigation into a man who wants to be the next US President - after he vowed to impale George Bush.
In a series of four tableaux spread across two galleries, Messager employed thin metal rods either to impale or to support objects against the wall.
The birds are known to kill insects and very small animals and then impale them on thorns or barbed wire for future meals and also to help to tear the catch apart.