Noun(1) closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill(2) instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people
Verb(1) kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine
(1) Careening into the cobblestone street, the blade looked like a guillotine crashing down on its victim.(2) Did she really want to cry and break just before the rusted, old, bloody blade of the guillotine dropped?(3) A guillotine was consequently developed that could behead twenty-five persons at a time.(4) Harry made British medical history in 1999 by becoming the first eight-finger replant after his hands were caught in a hydraulic paper guillotine .(5) Despite his every effort to persuade his judges of his innocence and that all he was doing was giving spiritual help to those in need he was condemned to death by beheading at the guillotine .(6) The fact that government used the guillotine during the committee stage certainly did not contribute to any intelligent cross-bench discussion.(7) A moment later there was a thud as Meghan struck the side of the guillotine , and the blade wobbled with a faint squealing sound.(8) Deal 12 noble cards face-up in a row and put the cardboard guillotine at the start.(9) All week, the government was making frequent use of the parliamentary device known as the guillotine .(10) That revolutionary dawn proved less than auspicious after many Frenchmen died under the blade of the guillotine .(11) When a large number of bricks must be cut, you might want to rent an electric power saw adapted with a masonry blade or a manual cutting machine called a guillotine .(12) The media are the modern day equivalent of the old crones sitting with their knitting needles around the guillotine during the beheadings of the French Revolution.(13) The real possibility of a civil war loomed over the citizens of the Empire, like the shadow cast from the blade of a guillotine waiting to fall.(14) A rushed Senate Committee and public hearings process has been designed by the Government to guillotine public debate so that these laws can be introduced on the same day as the Government's inflationary GST.(15) Can we expect the use of the guillotine in parliamentary debates to be abandoned by this government allowing those debates as much time as they need?(16) This was also the spot where more than 1000 aristocrats were executed at the guillotine during the French Revolution.
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