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empale


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empale  \Em*pale"\,  v.  t.  [Pref.  em-  (L.  in)  +  pale:  cf  OF 
  empalir.] 
  To  make  pale.  [Obs.] 
 
  No  bloodless  malady  empales  their  face.  --G.  Fletcher. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empale  \Em*pale"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Empaled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Empaling}.]  [OF.  empaler  to  palisade,  pierce,  F.  empaler 
  to  punish  by  empalement;  pref.  em-  (L.  in)  +  OF  &  F.  pal  a 
  pale,  stake.  See  {Pale}  a  stake,  and  cf  {Impale}.]  [Written 
  also  {impale}.] 
  1.  To  fence  or  fortify  with  stakes;  to  surround  with  a  line 
  of  stakes  for  defense;  to  impale. 
 
  All  that  dwell  near  enemies  empale  villages,  to  save 
  themselves  from  surprise.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  2.  To  inclose;  to  surround.  See  {Impale}. 
 
  3.  To  put  to  death  by  thrusting  a  sharpened  stake  through  the 
  body. 
 
  4.  (Her.)  Same  as  {Impale}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  empale 
  v  :  pierce  with  a  sharp  stake  or  point;  "impale  a  shrimp  on  a 
  skewer"  [syn:  {transfix},  {impale},  {spike}] 




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