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draw and quarter

v. pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes" [syn: draw, quarter]

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draw and quarter

vb. 1 To execute a person by tying each limb to an animal and driving them in different directions. 2 To severely punish or criticize someone.

Usage examples of "draw and quarter".

Let 'em draw and quarter us and string our guts along the road for the buzzards.