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impale

  • pierce or transfix with a sharp instrument
  • display (a coat of arms) side by side with another on the same shield, separated by a vertical line
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Examples

In 1599 he applied to impale his arms with those of his wife’s family.

She quickly punched the first one and jumped to the side as one tried to impale her with a spear.

But at least she could remember now; she slipped on the smoother rock, but hadn’t caught herself in enough time to keep from impalement .

I took the apple from my coat pocket and impaled it on a dead branch.

But if you do not return in seven days, then your lord will be sentenced to impalement .

The chicken was impaled on a stick which was secured upright in the ground and the can was placed over it.

With a rather spectacular thud, the large man went sprawling, narrowly missing a rather bloody impalement on his own sword.

Looking out from its burrow as the selected fish swims past, its claws lunge forward and, striking in as little as 3 milliseconds, trap the prey by impaling it.

What is equally clear, however, is that the arms as engraved are not impaling his wife’s, nor do they include his baronial coronet or the Garter badge, both of which he had been entitled to since 1572.

A pensioner who survived being impaled on a metal fence-post was “critical but stable’ in hospital yesterday.

So the government is impaled on the horns of a dilemma.

In heraldic language, the arms of the two families are joined after a marriage, as demonstrated by the arms of Cadwalader on the left impaling those of the Lloyd family of Maryland on the right.

Stick your head through and hey presto, it looks to have been impaled on a pikestaff above York’s royal gateway.

Aside from the spuds that were impaled on my spade after almost every thrust into the earth, these are on the menu for tonight along with roast butternut squash.

You plummet to the bottom screaming and are impaled on the spikes.

At one end of the grotto, an elf is impaled on a spike.

I’m going to be impaled on a million poisonous needles and die a slow, agonizing death.

Perhaps it’s all for the best that I be impaled on his hood ornament.

Why is it when someone in a horror film is impaled on something sharp, like a fence post, they always feel the need to look up momentarily, catching one final glance at the object that has killed them?
It was then that I caught sight of a series of strange metal bars impaled within the side of the walls near the entrance of the corridor.

Bow hunters have fallen on their bow or arrows, impaling themselves, and other hunters have fallen on their firearm or dropped it, resulting in an accidental shooting when the gun discharged.

Although imbibing nothing stronger than orange juice, he later tripped and was almost impaled on a halberd.

The tough waxy leaf cuticle may be problematic for impaling the epidermal cells of some plants, but this difficulty can be overcome by optimizing the shape of the electrode tip.

Vlad Tepez, the real Dracula and true impaler , could not have done a finer job.

A more satisfactory ending for the character might have been impalement from giant stalactite.

Death by impalement involved piercing the victim with one end of a sharp stake, planting the other end in the ground, and leaving the person, at gravity’s mercy, to sink further down into the spear.

Prey is not chewed or ground in the mouth: once it is impaled on the sharp teeth, it is swallowed whole.

A Yorkshire schoolboy cheated death after he was impaled on an iron spike that went straight through his throat.

To stop transects from moving they were lightly impaled on a thin spike attached to the bottom of the dish.