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Dismember   /dɪsmˈɛmbər/   Listen

(past & past part. dismembered; pres. part. dismembering)
Separate the limbs from the body.
Divide into pieces.  Synonyms: discerp, take apart.  "The Empire was discerped after the war"

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"Dismember" Quotes from Famous Books

... belongs to the People who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their Constitutional right of amending it, or their Revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. I cannot be ignorant of the fact that many worthy and patriotic citizens are desirous of having the National Constitution amended. While I make no recommendations of Amendments, I fully recognize the rightful authority ...
— The Great Conspiracy, Complete • John Alexander Logan

... twenty dollars for the corpse. If there was any hopes that he would reform and try and lead a different life, it would be different, and I said to the boys, 'gentlemen, we must do our duty. Doc, you dismember that leg, and I will attend to the stomach and the upper part of the body. He will be dead before we are done with him. We must remember that society has some claims on us, and not let our better natures be worked upon by the post mortem promises ...
— Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa - 1883 • George W. Peck

... mark or border of woodland, swamp, or hill. On the other hand, Wessex, Northumbria, and Mercia, with a vague and ill-defined internal border, had harder work to fight their way in against a united Welsh resistance; and it was only very slowly that they pushed across the central watershed, to dismember the unconquered remnant of the Britons at last into the three isolated bodies of Damnonia (Cornwall and Devon), Wales Proper, and Strathclyde. This is probably why the earliest settlements were made in these isolated coast regions, and why the inward progress of ...
— Science in Arcady • Grant Allen

Words linked to "Dismember" :   dismemberment, kill, part, divide, separate, take apart

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