hangman's rope

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a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

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HE MET an ignominious death at the end of hangman's rope, but he is one of the men who might have brought an early end to the Second World War.
The beam stands today and bears chaffing marks from the hangman's rope.
It is nearly two centuries now since William Booth ended his days at the end of a hangman's rope, a signal to others that crime does not pay.
These include a sexual encounter involving the bathroom girl and a hangman's rope, not to mention a crackpot scheme to return his parents' bones to Armenia.
Most regular racegoers know from bitter experience that it can be a costly day out and face this fact with brave fortitude, but asking them to kick off at pounds 100 down is like asking a condemned man to pay for the hangman's rope.
Crooked arms become the hangman's rope, raised above limp, lifeless heads.
Still, Niklas wanted to know whether the hangman's rope felt rough through the black cloth hood and exactly what sort of snapping sound his father's neck made as it broke.
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Saddam remarked while the hangman's rope fastened around his neck.
And when Tom's daughter Lissa (Lara Belmont) returns from university, the tension is tighter than a hangman's rope.
Condemned to death by hanging after the guilty verdict was reached, Smith died in his cell before the hangman's rope could be placed around his neck.
WITH those bulging eyes, long, skinny arms and jerky movements, Jasper Carrott always gives the impression he's expiring on the end of a hangman's rope.