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炮烙之刑
páo luò zhī xíng
phr. the torture of the hot pillar (form of punishment in ancient times)
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In this punishment, someone was forced to walk on a burning hot beam covered with oil. When the person couldn't tolerate the hotness, he would eventually fall into the fire under the beam and be burnt alive. The history of this cruel punishment dates back to the Shang Dynasty.
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