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Squassation

a form of strappado in which the victim, with arms bound behind and feet heavily weighted, was jerked up and down at the end of a rope passed under the arms.

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BABYLON MOTHER CHURCH
to be tortured. 2. Being carried to the place of torture.
Inquisitional torture
Sep 22, 2001 pulley - either strappado or squassation - as the first torture of the Inquisition.
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refusing liquids), and 'squassation,' which completely dislocated hands, feet, elbows, limbs and shoulders.

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Squassation
Squassation was a form of torture used in conjunction with the strappado.
Strappado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
is attached to them. This will cause pain and possible damage not only to the arms, but also to the legs and hips. This variant was known as "squassation".
Squassation | Define Squassation at Dictionary.com
a form of strappado in which the victim, with arms bound behind and feet heavily weighted, was jerked up and down at the end of a rope passed under the arms.
Squassation - definition of Squassation by the Free Online
strap·pa·do (str -p d , -pä -). n. pl.
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