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- adv. Into pieces; limb from limb.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Piecemeal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Limb by limb; limb from limb piecemeal.
Oft was the dragon above, and eftsoons beneath; nevertheless at the end high he gan rise, and he flew down right with fierce assault, and the bear he smote, so that he fell to the earth; and he there the bear slew, and limbmeal him tore.