What is put over?

Famous quotes containing the word put:

    I confess what chiefly interests me, in the annals of that war, is the grandeur of spirit exhibited by a few of the Indian chiefs. A nameless Wampanoag who was put to death by the Mohicans, after cruel tortures, was asked by his butchers, during the torture, how he liked the war?—he said, “he found it as sweet as sugar was to Englishmen.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in
    a lordly dish.
    She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen’s
    hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sis’e-ra, she smote off his
    head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
    Bible: Hebrew Judges (l. V, 25–26)