Sentence Examples


  • The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.
  • He clutched it in an instant, seized the boat-knife, and impaling the letter on it, sent it thus loaded back into the ship.
  • If you pry it up, so as to get it overhead, and expose its rows of teeth, it seems a terrific portcullis; and such, alas! it proves to many a poor wight in the fishery, upon whom these spikes fall with impaling force.
  • If the legislature regards it, it is chiefly to regulate the number of hooks to be used there; but they know nothing about the hook of hooks with which to angle for the pond itself, impaling the legislature for a bait.
  • They depict the See of Oxford impaling argent an eagle sable charged with a mullet argent.

How would you define impaling? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus