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.
99 The Guillotines 15 AN action-packed period thriller from Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau.
Contract notice: The supply of paper trimmers and guillotines.
Most of the larger models were of ships but working guillotines were also popular, although rarer.
Guillotines mean Opposition amendments are dropped and ministerial amendments are added and a vote is immediately called.
Guillotines were used across Europe and, in Germany, this or the sword or axe was employed.
What if the Fatal Flying Guillotines rolled around in the bar mats before they played and stormed the stage with odes to a "Tall Can" and "Milwaukee's Beast" rattled out with tambourine accompaniment?
available with feeding and discharge accessories such as conveyors, bale cutters, guillotines, augers, blowers, cyclones, and dust filters.