instrument of torture

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an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person

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5 In Britain, what instrument of torture could be employed in exceptional circumstances only by authority of the Privy Council and the Council of the North?
government turned a jukebox into an instrument of torture.
Drunken revellers feel the sharp end of his hefty instrument of torture, including one unfortunate soul whose eyeball rather hilariously pops out of his head.
The device serves as spinning wheel, ship's helm and instrument of torture at various points in the plot.
The number of people worldwide who have gnashed their teeth, pulled their hair and got hot under the collar because the operator manual was an instrument of torture is very great.
It was a key indeed: it may have opened the door of heaven; but while the bolt was turning, the victim thought that he was in that other place where the man must be who invented the instrument of torture.
An instrument of torture called a "running machine" was being removed from 10 Downing Street where Tony Blair was being bundled out of office while Gordon Brown, who I suspect has also not seen the inside of a gym for decades, was being moved in with his impressive 50-inch television set.
Beside the monster's depredations, be prepared for medical torment and bureaucratic indifference refined to a fine instrument of torture.
One of the most interesting finds is a medieval bladed Catherine Wheel, used as an instrument of torture, and perhaps brought back from a pilgrimage to a shrine of St Catherine as far away as Sinai.
If you think the dentist's drill is a state-of-the-art instrument of torture, count yourself lucky you never underwent root canal surgery with a bottle of navy rum and a pair of three-foot pliers.
When a shirt has been washed and looks crumpled, where a woman looks across and sees an ironing board, your common garden variety bachelor will see an instrument of torture.
IT sounds like an instrument of torture, but the SLK 230 Kompressor definitely provides more pleasure than pain.
The cell phone was never envisioned as an instrument of torture that garrulous pinheads could use to inflict pain on their fellow commuters, yet this is what it has become.
But we wanted to demonstrate that auctions are not just an instrument of torture.
As an instrument of torture and execution, she makes the guillotine and Spanish Inquisition seem like a stroll in the park, and once she gets into her stride I fear it won't be long before we have a major diplomatic incident.
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