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" This horrid instrument extended from the ankles to the knee, and at each, stroke of a large hammer, (which forced the wedges closer,) the question was repeated. In many instances, the bones and flesh of the leg were crushed and lacerated in a shocking... "
Ancient Criminal Trials in Scotland: Comp. from the Original Records and Mss ... - Page 219
by Robert Pitcairn - 1833
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Criminal Trials and Other Proceedings Before the High Court of ..., Volume 3

Robert Pitcairn - 1831
...suspected to be implicated. The boots, or bootikins, were chiefly made use of in extreme cases, auch as High Treason, Witchcraft, &c. This horrid instrument...crushed and lacerated in a shocking manner before con* fession was made. Fian endured these tortures with almost incredible firmness. See the Trial of...
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Publications, Issue 3; Issue 42

1833
...inform against or to criminate others, strongly suspected to be implicated. The boots, or booliAins, were chiefly made use of in extreme cases, such as...firmness. See the Trial of John Master of Orkney, Jan. 24, 1596, &c. for them fuch matters as the Divell flill pleafed to commaund him. ITEM, Hee confefled, that...
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The Orkneys and Shetland: Their Past and Present State

John R. Tudor - 1883 - 703 pages
...straikis ; and the dochter being sewin yeir auld, put in the pinnywinkis." The boots, or bootikins? " extended from the ankles to the knee, and at each...in a shocking manner before confession was made." The 4 " pilnie1 Douglas's Peerage. - Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, vol. ip 3 Ibidem, p. 219. 4 Ibidem,...
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Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History ...

University of Pennsylvania. Department of History - 1897 - 162 pages
...on this passage, "were chiefly made use of in extreme cases, such as High Treason, Witchcraft, etc. This horrid instrument extended from the ankles to the knee, and at each stroke of a arge hammer (which forced the wedges closer), the question was repeated. In many instances, the bones...
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The Fourth Crusade

Dana Carleton Munro - 1907 - 20 pages
...on this passage, "were chiefly made use of in extreme cases, such as High Treason, Witchcraft, etc. This horrid instrument extended from the ankles to...in a shocking manner before confession was made." 2 The personal interest taken in these trials by King James is explained by the fact that one of the...
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