limbmeal

limbmeal

(ˈlɪmˌmiːl)
adv
in a manner by degrees; piece by piece
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A foreboding shadow is cast upon this foreplay in the figure of Actaeon (790), who was punished for his inadvertent voyeurism by being torn limbmeal. Actaeon is the hunter who is hunted by his own hounds, the seer who is blinded for his transgressive witness.