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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of lapidate.
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Thebais — I have been in the catacombs — caves very curious indeed — we were lapidated by the natives — pebbled to some purpose, I give you my word.
Abraham threw the stone at the “Rajim,” — the lapidated one; but there are various traditions upon the subject.
We walked in the direction of an old church, where it is or was the custom for young ladies desirous of being married to throw a stone at the saint, their fortune depending upon the stone's hitting him, so that he is in a lapidated and dilapidated condition.
The same lady, several years ago, made an escapade with a Swede, Count Fersen (the same whom the Stockholm mob quartered and lapidated not very long since), and they arrived at an Osteria on the road to Rome or thereabouts.
_) Misters, like the frog that was being lapidated by thoughtless juveniles, I reply: -- "for you it may be facetious; but to myself it is a devilishly serious affair!"