witch-finder-general:

Public punishment as a warning to others.  After a severe bout with the whip, she is put to torture with the “Witches Auger.”

Typically the “augers” would have been shorter in length but not diameter and used primarily and literally to bore through the breasts of the Witch from nipples to chest bones.  Ropes would have been attached to the “augers”and the Witch suspended in a most terrible fashion.  It could not be considered a common form of torture.  Indeed few reliable documented accounts exist of their use.  Though they certainly were.

Ouch……

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