A fun way to comment on someone asking a lot of questions, likening them to an attorney sticking interrogative skewers into defendents. 

‘I’m thinking you were an attorney once,’ he says, ‘and stuck questions into poor men like skewers before you put em out of their misery.’ 

Source: Mary Webb, Precious Bane (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981), p. 97

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