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scaffold

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an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging

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A man was arrested for having caused his death, and held in custody till a gallows was erected.
The memory of the early romance with the young butcher survived, tenacious, like the image of a glimpsed ideal in that heart quailing before the fear of the gallows and full of revolt against death.
No; I didn't know," he declared, with a sort of flabby stupidity, whose comical aspect was lost upon a woman haunted by the fear of the gallows, "but I do now.
He knows nothing," said Defarge; "at least nothing more than would easily elevate himself to a gallows of the same height.
If I sought to enter by the house, my own servants would consign me to the gallows.
It was no longer the fear of the gallows, it was the horror of being Hyde that racked me.
His terror of the gallows drove him continually to commit temporary suicide, and return to his subordinate station of a part instead of a person; but he loathed the necessity, he loathed the despondency into which Jekyll was now fallen, and he resented the dislike with which he was himself regarded.
People inside the Gallows bar nearby can be heard cheering "Elsa" on as the van is pushed out of the snow and ultimately back on to the road.
Summary: Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] March 9 (ANI): A new bill in Rajasthan proposes either gallows or death in prison for rapists of girls 12 years or below.
It may be added that Haripur jail built n 1929 was without gallows until March 2015.
CAT Gallows is a famed local landmark in Nuneaton , but have you ever wondered how it got its name?
Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson after Cass halted the Magic Killer with a boot to Gallows, leading to Amore rolling up Anderson for the victory.
2 death row prisoners were sent to gallows in central jail Multan.
ATTOCK -- Three persons sent to gallows here in District Jail on Tuesday morning.