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- n. The act of disemboweling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of disemboweling, or state of being disemboweled; evisceration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of disemboweling; evisceration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
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The ceremonial disembowelment, which is usually part of a more elaborate ritual and performed in front of spectators, consists of plunging a short blade, traditionally a tantō, into the abdomen and moving the blade from left to right in a slicing motion.
Unusual punishment being outside the norm of accepted society: such as disembowelment, mental abuse, (such as solitary confinement for extended times) mental torment, (being housed where execution is to take place) just to name a few.
TV stalwart Dennis Cole must fight the mob (headed by Tenebre’s Anthony Franciosa) and an army of the living dead to rescue pretty Tane McClure (Legally Blonde) and a batch of cute tykes from certain disembowelment.
R. Allen Stanford said Monday knowing the details of how his company handled billions of dollars in investors 'money wasn't part of his job, but making injured clients and employees whole again following the government's "disembowelment" of his businesses has become his top priority.
Scalia, Stevens said, concluded in his opinion that the Eighth Amendment prohibited specific kinds of punishments, including drawing and quartering and disembowelment, "but contained no requirement that the punishment fit the crime."
Beheadings, cutting of throats and casual shootings were the more common actions — compared to instances of bayonet stabbing, rape, disembowelment, rifle butt beating and a deliberate refusal to allow the prisoners food or water while keeping them continually marching for nearly a week in tropical heat.
Their history is one long saga of decapitation and disembowelment, usually because of dissatisfaction with the current government.
In entrapment, swimmers can be pinned to the floor of the pool or otherwise trapped until they drown or suffer serious injuries, including disembowelment.
Governments and churches had long maintained order by punishing nonconformists with mutilation, torture and gruesome forms of execution, such as burning, breaking, disembowelment, impalement and sawing in half.
Prey to constant persecution, these unfortunates might suffer forced circumcision, protracted disembowelment or ritualised immolation.