Definition of Piqueting
1. piquet [v] - See also: piquet
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Literary usage of Piqueting
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"Notwithstanding all this, the young woman persisted in declaring her innocence, and the punishment was applied which has been improperly called piqueting ..."
2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1806)
"During the piqueting, Mr. Garrow represented the sufferings of his melting heroine to have been so great as to produce delirium and to put her life in ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1848)
"In a very thick bottom, sprinkled with coarse grass, they halted about noon, and removed the saddles and packs from their wearied animals, piqueting them in ..."
4. The Indian Races of North and South America: Comprising an Account of the by Charles De Wolf Brownell (1853)
"The principal town was strongly fortified upon the precipitous river bank, on two sides defended by the winding stream, and on the other by piqueting of ..."
5. Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor, and the Russian by Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1860)
"A considerable number of men were sitting around each, and many others were engaged piqueting the horses. This scene they understood at a glance; ..."
6. An Essay on the Government of Dependencies by George Cornewall Lewis, Charles Prestwood Lucas (1891)
"Luisa Calderon was, in pursuance of this direction, twice subjected to the infliction called piqueting, and the desired confession was thereby extracted ..."
7. Narratives of State Trials in the Nineteenth Century: First Period : from by George Lathom Browne (1882)
"... of her sufferings under the torture, " the bloody order for which Picton had," he urged, " written with his own hand "—rechristened " piqueting " as ..."
8. Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India by Jean Antoine Dubois (1817)
"... a large stone set upon the head or shoulders for many hours together: piqueting, with the whole weight resting on one foot upon a sharp point. ..."