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Noun1.falanga - a form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
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Serving as the group's chairman is Anthony Falanga, a retired Nassau County Supreme Court Justice, who has practiced matrimonial and family law at the firm since 2012.
Lyman GH, Khorana AA, Falanga A, Clarke-Pearson D, Flowers C, Jahanzeb M, et al.
Others held aloft banners showing a falanga, a far-right symbol dating back to the 30s.
Falanga, "Wound healing and its impairment in the diabetic foot," The Lancet, vol.
Falanga, "Slow release iodine preparation and wound healing: in vitro effects consistent with lack of in vivo toxicity in human chronic wounds," British Journal of Dermatology, vol.
Some protesters carried banners depicting a Falanga, a far-right symbol dating to the 1930s, as participants expressed sympathy for xenophobic and white supremacist ideas.
These included prolonged beatings with fists, as well as kicks and karate blows; beatings using rifle butts, heavy wooden clubs and family-size soft drink bottles; pounding heads against walls or furniture; burning of genitals and pubic hair with cigarette lighters; falanga, or beating the soles of the feet; and 'lying on air,' or San Juanico Bridge, which had detainees being made to lie with their head on a chair or bed and their feet on another chair or bed.
A founding member of Walsh Pizzi O'Reilly Falanga LLP, Mr.
[112.] V Falanga, Wound healing and its impairment in the diabetic foot, Lancet, 366, 1736-1743, (2005).