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Synonyms for gibbet

to execute by suspending by the neck

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alternative terms for gallows

hang on an execution instrument

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expose to ridicule or public scorn

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You did not appear to me to have any fear of the gibbets of Monk, or the Bastile of his majesty, King Louis XIV.
La Ramee uttered a cry of horror and rushed toward the gibbet, which he broke at once and threw the pieces out of the window.
We cannot take upon ourselves to say whether, through the almost imperceptible chink of the shutter, the young man witnessed the conclusion of this shocking scene; but at the very moment when they were hanging the two martyrs on the gibbet he passed through the terrible mob, which was too much absorbed in the task, so grateful to its taste, to take any notice of him, and thus he reached unobserved the Tol-Hek, which was still closed.
He himself slept peacefully and snored aloud, yet my heart was sore for him, wicked as he was, to think on the dark perils that environed and the shameful gibbet that awaited him.
It may be years and again it may be but months, but as sure as there be a devil in hell Norman of Torn will swing from a king's gibbet.
And now, the sun's first beams came glancing into the street; and the night's work, which, in its various stages and in the varied fancies of the lookers-on had taken a hundred shapes, wore its own proper form--a scaffold, and a gibbet.