stoning

stoning
n. form of punishment in which stones are thrown at the condemned until he is dead stəʊn n. rock; piece of rock shaped or cut for some purpose; pebble; gem; seed, pit; unit of weight equal to fourteen pounds or 6.36 kilograms (British) v. put to death by pelting with stones, pelt with stones; fit or pave with stones; remove stones or pits from fruit adv. completely adj. of or pertaining to stone, made of stone

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