nail pulling

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Noun1.nail pulling - a form of torture in which the fingernails or toenails are removed
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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Nail Pulling Party: Yep, you read that right: Two Brothers Brewing Company is hosting an exclusive Nail Pulling Party from noon to 4 p.m.
One of my favorite tools for demolition is the Crescent Code Red Nail Pulling Pliers.
If nails and other fasteners are not removed properly with a nail pulling tool like the Kwick Gripper, large pieces of wood or other material can break off.
Methods of torture reportedly include nail pulling, beatings, sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic drugs.
Amnesty International has documented credible allegations of torture in Saudi prisons, including sleep deprivation, whippings, electric shocks, cigarette burns, and nail pulling. Translated from the Arabic by Robin Moger.