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  • v. Present participle of embowel.


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  • Behind the porters who crowded to the landing-place, were butchers embowelling sheep in the open street; while the pavement was covered with bloody mire and smoking entrails, around which several score of hideous dogs, of a fallow colour, were growling and fighting.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • As to that part of the sentence which relates to embowelling, it was never executed now, but this omission was owing to accident, or to the mercy of the executioner, not to the discretion of the judge.

    Essays in Rebellion

  • For instance, when torture, such as the rack, was last applied; when embowelling alive and quartering ceased to be practised; and whose was the last head that fell under the axe's bloody stroke.

    Notes and Queries, Number 34, June 22, 1850 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

  • Baron following on his white horse, like Earl Percy of yore, and magnanimously flaying and embowelling the slain animal (which, he observed, was called by the French chasseurs, faire la curee) with his own baronial couteau de chasse.

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • For example: "'gibbeting,' or hanging the condemned in an iron cage so that his body would decompose in public view, and 'public dissection'...and embowelling alive, beheading, and quartering." Top Stories

  • Maryet is called to attend the Great Parliament; in that of Edward II., his son is excommunicated for embowelling his deceased wife; 'a fancy, 'says the county historian,' peculiar to the knightly family of Meryat. '"

    Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2


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