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1) ordeal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...ordeal, ancient legal custom whereby an accused person was required to perform a test, the outcome of which decided the person's guilt or innocence. By an ordeal,...

2) ordeal. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...A state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character: crucible, trial, tribulation, visitation. See EASY....

3) Ordeal. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...It was a fiery ordeal. A severe test. (See above, No. 2.) 1...

4) ordeal. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of guilt or innocence. Alteration (influenced by deal1) of Middle English ordal, trial by ordeal, from Old English ordl. See dail- in Appendix I....

5) ordeal bean. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See Calabar bean. So called from its alleged use as a test for witchcraft....

6) 131. Ordeal. Russell, George William ("A. E.") 1913. Collected Poems by A.E.
...Though I obey thee, Immortal, my heart is sore. 5 Though love be withdrawn for love it bitterly grieves: Pity withheld in the breast makes sorrow more. Oh that the...

7) XXIII. The Brazilian Ordeal. Thayer, William Roscoe. 1919. Theodore Roosevelt
...he found himself checked by recurrent illness, he regretted having chosen to encounter that ordeal in Brazil. He was a man who wasted no time over regrets. The past...

8) Cold Water Ordeal. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The accused, being tied under the arms, was thrown into a river. If he sank to the bottom, he was held to be guiltless, and drawn up by the cord; but if he floated,...

9) Serat (Al). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The ordeal bridge over which everyone will have to pass at the resurrection. It is not wider than the edge of a scimitar, and is thrown across the gulf of hell. The...

10) Walk Chalks. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...An ordeal used on board ship as a test of drunkenness. Two parallel lines being chalked on the deck, the supposed delinquent must walk between them without stepping...

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