Impalement

In heraldry, impalement is the division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical line, especially for the purpose of marshalling or putting side-by-side (impaling) the arms of husband and wife (see Arms of Alliance).
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impalement

[n] - the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
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Impalement

Im·pale'ment noun 1. The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled. Byron. 2. An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed. H. Brooke. 3. That which hedges in; inclosure. [ R.] Milton. 4. (Her.) The division of a shiel...
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impalement

noun the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of punishment or torture
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Impalement

• (n.) The division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical line, esp. for the purpose of putting side by side the arms of husband and wife. See Impale, 3. • (n.) An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed. • (n.) That which hedges in; inclosure. • (n.) The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.Impalement:...
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impalement

(from the article `heraldry`) ...when strewn with minor charges; when charged with drops of liquid, it is gutté. Partition lines divide the shield. The most common ones are ...
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Impalement

Impalement is a method of execution carried out by thrusting a stake through the body.
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Impalement

[heraldry] In heraldry, impalement is a form of heraldic combination or marshalling of two coats of arms side by side in one heraldic shield or escutcheon to denote a union, most often that of a husband and wife, but also for unions of ecclesiastical, academic and mystical natures. An impaled shield is bisected `in pale`, that is by a verti...
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Impalement

Impalement is the penetration of an organism by an object such as a stake, pole, spear or hook, by complete (or partial) perforation of the body, often the central body mass. This article focuses primarily on impalement as a form of execution, how it was performed, and highlighting some places where it was used. The included literature suggests th...
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Impalement

[in myth and art] The use of impalement in myth, art, and literature includes mythical representations of it as a method of execution and other uses in paintings, sculptures, and the like, folklore and other tales in which impalement is related to magical or supernatural properties, and the use of simulated impalement for the purposes of en...
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