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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of trepan.


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  • Things like sketches by John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull, and even a snuff film.

    Rabid Reads: "Heart-Shaped Box" by Joe Hill

  • Things like sketches by John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull, and even a snuff film.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • How much was intended to be religious or therapeutic? we know that these patients lived for many years after being trepanned.

    Boing Boing

  • There she was, all pink and pherump and pretty, selecting a grape, dusting it with sherbert, and popping it into my mouth with a fond smirk and a loving kiss that was like being hit in the face by a handful of liver-and not two minutes earlier she'd had a dinner guest trepanned before he'd even had his coffee.


  • He had brain surgery after the accident and revealed: I've been trepanned.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • I have heard — dreadful thought! — of men who, for various reasons, have been trepanned into the custody of the keepers of private madhouses, and whose brain, after years of misery, became at length unsettled, through irresistible sympathy with the wretched beings among whom they were classed.


  • You desire to know whether Lucy Ashton, of her own free will, desires to annual the engagement into which she has been trepanned.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • The young knights, on the other hand, were fired with indignation on hearing the manner in which their comrade had been trepanned; and few of them could think of missing a combat in the lists in a country in which such sights were so rare, and where one was to be fought so near them.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • About 1,000 trepanned skulls from Peru and Bolivia date from 500 BCE to the 16th century.

    Greg Saunders: A Hole In The Head

  • A trepanned skull found in France was dated at about 5,000 BCE.

    Greg Saunders: A Hole In The Head


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