Cleave him to the brisket

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by flacosueco, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. flacosueco Member

    spain spanish

    What could be the translation of "cleave him to the brisket" into Spanish? thanks
  2. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    Please could we have the context? Whatever it is, it sounds gruesome!
  3. flacosueco Member

    spain spanish
    “Peter Pan the avenger!” came the terrible answer; and as he spoke Peter flung off his cloak. Then they all knew who ’twas that had been undoing them in the cabin, and twice Hook essayed to speak and twice he failed. In that frightful moment I think his fierce heart broke.
    At last he cried, “Cleave him to the brisket!” but without conviction.

    Hope this helps. Thanks
  4. SydLexia Senior Member

    London, EU
    UK English
    Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal (source Wikipedia)

    If you strike someone with a sword and cut down from his shoulder to his lower chest... it's time to get out a bin-bag (a black plastic sack).

    This is 'pirate-speak', by the way "Shiver me timbers! Arrr, Jim lad" and all that sort of stuff.

  5. flacosueco Member

    spain spanish
    thanks for helping

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