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To haul under the keel of a ship, by ropes attached to theyardarms on each side. It was formerly practiced as a punishment inthe Dutch and English navies. Totten.
Tanya Shivari last edited by
Keelhauling was a form of punishment for sailors at sea. The sailor was tied to a rope looped beneath the vessel, thrown overboard, and then dragged under the keel and up the other side.
Keelhauling was generally a death sentence since it could take as long as three minutes, and perhaps longer, to walk the ropes all the way back to the stern. Often the ropes caught and dragged on barnacles on the ships hull: the barnacles ripped the victims clothing and skin to shreds as he was dragged along.
Julian last edited by
The unsavory practice of surprising a sleeping partner by running the full length of a sweaty grundle across their nose/face.
Julene last edited by
Punish (someone) by dragging them through the water under the keel of a ship, either across the width or from bow to stern.
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