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sionnach commented on the word faleste
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
Gammerstang commented on the word faleste
(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
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