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 for Impalement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Impalement \Im*pale"ment\, n.
     1. The act of impaling, or the state of being impaled.
        --Byron.
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     2. An inclosing by stakes or pales, or the space so inclosed.
        --H. Brooke.
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     3. That which hedges in; inclosure. [R.] --Milton.
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     4. (Her.) The division of a shield palewise, or by a vertical
        line, esp. for the purpose of putting side by side the
        arms of husband and wife. See Impale, 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Empalement \Em*pale"ment\, n. [Cf. F. empalement, fr. empaler.
     See Empale.] [Written also impalement.]
     1. A fencing, inclosing, or fortifying with stakes.
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     2. A putting to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through
        the body.
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     3. (Her.) Same as Impalement.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  impalement
      n 1: the act of piercing with a sharpened stake as a form of
           punishment or torture

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