Strappado

Strappado, an obsolete military punishment by drawing a culprit to the top of a beam and then letting him drop the length of the rope.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Strap, Hugh * Strasburg
Strabo
Straddha
Strafford, Thomas Wentworth, Earl of
Straits Settlements
Stralsund
Strangford, Percy C. S. Smythe, Viscount
Strangford, Percy E. F. W. Smythe
Stranraer
Straparola, Giovanni Francesco
Strap, Hugh
Strappado
Strasburg
Stratford
Stratford de Redcliffe, Sir Stafford Canning, first Viscount
Stratford-on-Avon
Strathclyde
Strathfieldsaye
Strathmore
Strathpeffer
Strauss, David Friedrich
Strauss, Johann

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Strappado in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable