hangman


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an executioner who hangs the condemned person

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The hangman did as he was bid, and was tying the cord firmly, when he was stopped by the voice of the Jewish doctor beseeching him to pause, for he had something very important to say.
Loosen the Jewish doctor," said he to the hangman, "and string up the tailor instead, since he has made confession of his crime.
The usher hastened on his errand, but was only just in time, for the tailor was positively swinging in the air, when his voice fell upon the silence of the crowd, commanding the hangman to cut down the body.
He would remember that it was the color with which the hangman smeared "accursed" edifices; he would recall the Hôtel du Petit-Bourbon, all smeared thus, on account of the constable's treason.
You mean that you have men so devoted to their native land that they were willing to run the risk of death by the hangman to aid her?
How do you suppose the criminal feels on the scaffold, while the hangman is putting the rope around his neck?
He drags Bixiou back into his cabinet, and says in a low voice] "My good fellow, your way of helping people is like that of the hangman who jumps upon a victim's shoulders to break his neck.
If you dare open that swine's mouth against me," shouted the woodman, "I'll crop your ears for you before the hangman has the doing of it, thou long-jawed lackbrain.
The common hangman, who hath stretched the necks of hundreds, is known to have trembled at his first operation on a head: and the very professors of human blood-shedding, who, in their trade of war, butcher thousands, not only of their fellow-professors, but often of women and children, without remorse; even these, I say, in times of peace, when drums and trumpets are laid aside, often lay aside all their ferocity, and become very gentle members of civil society.
They are people of bad race and lineage; out of their countenances peer the hangman and the sleuth-hound.
The phantom of the public hangman only fueled the crowd of nearly 20,000 spectators.
CSUN in Bulldog and Eagle Invitational: Maurissa Medina tied for ninth with an 11-over 227, as the Matadors placed fourth (921) at the 14-team event at Hangman Valley Golf Club in Spokane, Wash.
A TOURIST attraction is showing some gallows humour - by searching for Scotland's fastest hangman.
Martin Edwards was invited to join the Detection Club after his latest novel Dancing for the Hangman, received rave reviews.
Timothy Spall stars in this account of the life of long-serving British hangman Albert Pierrepoint, charting the impact his job had on his life and marriage.