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cyphonism

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cyphonismn. [Gr. , fr. a crooked piece of wood, a sort of pillory, fr. bent, stooping.].
     A punishment sometimes used by the ancients, consisting in the besmearing of the criminal with honey, and exposing him to insects. It is still in use among some Oriental nations.  [1913 Webster]

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