pitchcapping

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pitch +‎ capping

NounEdit

pitchcapping (uncountable)

  1. A form of torture used against suspected rebels during the period of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, in which hot pitch or tar was poured into a conical paper "cap", which was then forced onto the bound suspect's head, allowed to cool, and rapidly removed, taking with it a portion of the skin.
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