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  • In Roman antiquity, a kind of rack used for extorting confessions from suspected or accused persons. --from the CD&C, under Equuleus.

    December 15, 2011

  • "... the Horse's Head, in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, whose stars in Flamstead's sic; John Flamsteed's catalogue are ten."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 141

    October 11, 2008

  • Wondering if it has anything to do with horses.

    November 24, 2007

  • "...with the victim hoisted and then dropped buttocks-first onto a cushion of whetted iron spikes..." p 108

    November 24, 2007