Em*pale" (?), v. t. [Pref. em- (L. in) + pale: cf. OF. empalir.]

To make pale.

[Obs.]

No bloodless malady empales their face. G. Fletcher.

 

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Em*pale", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Empaled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Empaling.] [OF. empaler to palisade, pierce, F. empaler to punish by empalement; pref. em- (L. in) + OF. & F. pal a pale, stake. See Pale a stake, and cf. Impale.]

>[Written also impale.]

1.

To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a line of stakes for defense; to impale.

All that dwell near enemies empale villages, to save themselves from surprise. Sir W. Raleigh.

2.

To inclose; to surround. See Impale.

3.

To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body.

4. Her.

Same as Impale.

 

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