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- noun rare The act of abacinating.
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- noun The act of
abacinating, of blinding with the light from hot metal
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From abacinate + -ion
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adoarns commented on the word abacination
A plate or spike of metal would be heated in fire, then brought near (but not necessarily touching) the victim's eyes. The heat would cause the globes to sputter and burst.
December 18, 2007