decapitation

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decapitation

 [de-kap″ĭ-ta´shun]
removal of the head, as of an animal, fetus, or bone.

de·cap·i·ta·tion

(dē-kap'i-tā'shŭn),
Removal of a head. See: decapitate.

de·cap·i·ta·tion

(dē-kap'-i-tā'shŭn)
Removal of a head.
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The rate of growth of juvenile shells indicates that about six whorls are lost above the point of decollation (Fig.
on ne s'en rend pas tres bien compte." Delacroix responded, "j'ai voulu peindre I'eclair d'une epee." (39) This effect of an object without its referent initially shocks Hugo: "or, peindre 1'eclair d'une epee sans l'epee, ce n'etait plus de son art, mais du notre!" (40) He then recalls a painting in the Saint-Etienne du Mont church in Paris, which he believes to be by Albrecht Durer, called Decollation de saint Jean-Baptiste.
In Discoverie of Witchcraft (the first book to betray the juggler's secrets), Reginald Scot offers a detailed explanation of the art of decollation, including an illustration of the contraption needed to decapitate a man and serve his head on a platter.