English version

the stake

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe stakethe stakeSCa post to which a person was tied in former times before being killed by burning Suspected witches were burnt at the stake. stake
Examples from the Corpus
burnt at the stakeRefusing to recant his doctrines as heretical, he was condemned to be burnt at the stake at Konstanz.Governor Dulcitius had her sisters burnt at the stake.He was then burnt at the stake.
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