guillotine


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Synonyms for guillotine

closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill

instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles

kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine

References in classic literature ?
If the guillotine, as applied to office-holders, were a literal fact, instead of one of the most apt of metaphors, it is my sincere belief that the active members of the victorious party were sufficiently excited to have chopped off all our heads, and have thanked Heaven for the opportunity
Keeping up the metaphor of the political guillotine, the whole may be considered as the POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF A DECAPITATED SURVEYOR: and the sketch which I am now bringing to a close, if too autobiographical for a modest person to publish in his lifetime, will readily be excused in a gentleman who writes from beyond the grave.
The "sharp female newly-born, and called La Guillotine," was hardly known to him, or to the generality of people, by name.
A second glance showed him it was only a Nationalist paper, called The Guillotine, which every week showed one of its political opponents with rolling eyes and writhing features just after execution; for Valentin was an anti-clerical of some note.
In fact, we found it necessary to guillotine him only yesterday.
Brayne would pour supplies into the impoverished and pugnacious Church of France; he would support six Nationalist newspapers like The Guillotine.
Dorset solemnly believes that you are pledged to exterminate the large landed proprietors, and I do not think he would be surprised to hear that you had a guillotine up your sleeve.
The apartment of the jailer and his keys is where I put this thumb; and here at my wrist they keep the national razor in its case--the guillotine locked up.
Wesley, who regularly posts videos chronicling his life under the pseudonym Guillotine Mack and claims to be famous, asked Tina whether she knew who he was and asked her to say "hello" to the camera.
Getting back to their feet Smolka hit a high elbow guillotine, and even though he escaped, Holohan ate more shots from top position before Smolka finished him with a rear-naked choke.
Neue Herbold has launched the latest version of Its system for size reduction and recycling of plastics, the Guillotine GS.
Managing director Kieran Ferguson said: "We have had the concrete floor prepared ready for the installation of the machines that will guillotine products to size and will re-wind from reels of board up to four tonnes, to smaller reels, palletising and shrink wrapping our products to be delivered in to customers on pallets.
Ricky Martin's hand was crushed when he was working on a large guillotine cutting a piece of metal at Miller UK Ltd, in Cramlington, Northumberland.
It may be accomplished, for example, with an axe , sword , knife , wire , or by other more sophisticated means such as a guillotine .
Le film est dedie au parcours du martyr de la Revolution algerienne, Ahmed Zabana, guillotine le 19 juin 1956.