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

  Stone \Stone\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stoning.] [From Stone, n.: cf. AS. st?nan, Goth.
     1. To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
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              And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and
              saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. --Acts vii.
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     2. To make like stone; to harden.
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              O perjured woman! thou dost stone my heart. --Shak.
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     3. To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to
        stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
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     4. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with
        stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
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     5. To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by
           throwing stones at the victim (even unto death) [syn:
           stoning, lapidation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "stoning":
     bane, beheading, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, burning,
     capital punishment, crucifixion, dealing death, decapitation,
     decollation, defenestration, destruction, destruction of life,
     dispatch, electrocution, euthanasia, execution, extermination,
     flow of blood, fusillade, garrote, gassing, gore, hanging, hemlock,
     immolation, judicial murder, kill, killing, lapidation, martyrdom,
     martyrization, mercy killing, necktie party, poisoning,
     ritual killing, ritual murder, sacrifice, shooting, slaughter,
     slaying, strangling, strangulation, taking of life, the ax,
     the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine,
     the hot seat, the rope

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a form of punishment (Lev. 20:2; 24:14; Deut. 13:10; 17:5;
     22:21) prescribed for certain offences. Of Achan (Josh. 7:25),
     Naboth (1 Kings 21), Stephen (Acts 7:59), Paul (Acts 14:19; 2
     Cor. 11:25).

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