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Re: tied between 2 horses

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 20, 2005

In Reply to: Re: tied between 2 horses posted by ESC on December 20, 2005

: : what is the word used when a person was tied between 2 horses and pulled apart for a crime they had committed

: This site says that sometimes horses were used in the process of a person being "drawn and quartered."

: http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_239.html

True, but *not* to pull the condemned person apart - just to transport him to the place of execution.

I have read of people being pulled apart by wild horses in several contexts, but I've never encountered a specific word for the practice. (VSD)