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  • A form of capital punishment in which the victim is tied up on the beach and allowed to be pulled out by the tide.

    January 31, 2008

  • (verb/noun) - A capital punishment inflicted on a malefactor on the seashore by laying him bound on the sands till the next full tide carried him away. From Norman falese, sands, rocks, cliffs. --John Bouvier's Law Dictionary, 1839

    February 11, 2018