Pressing or Crushing
Large stones were gradually piled upon the offender until the person agreed to cooperate or died.
Refusing to confess or enter a plea.
Most Famous Case: Salem Witch Trials
On September 19, 1692 a man named Giles Corey was Pressed to death for refusing to plead guilty or not guilty to an accusation of witchcraft (or wizardry as he was male). His dying words, in response to the court's request for him to enter a plea were “More weight”