Noun(1) alternative terms for gallows
Verb(1) hang on an execution instrument(2) expose to ridicule or public scorn
(1) Most of the city's residents turned out to watch the executioner gibbet , hang, or burn the convicted.(2) Just to prevent any dissent (and possibly to settle a question of geography), Columbus had his ship's carpenter fix a gibbet to the staff-rail of his ship and told his men that anyone who suggested that they were not in India would be hanged.(3) the four ringleaders were sentenced to the gibbet(4) His crimes discovered, he was sentenced to be hanged from a gibbet which he himself had designed.(5) He called him a hero for whom ├ö├ç├┐the gibbet has only increased his glory, and made him a martyr.├ö├ç├û(6) A keen historian he also spent considerable time searching for items of historical interest and even managed to locate a gibbet from an old gallows from which a young Irish lad was hung in 1832.(7) As the three heretics walked to the gibbet , some young boys plunged sharp sticks through the cracks in the walkway.(8) In 1796 the corpse of convicted murderer Francis Morgan was hung in chains from a gibbet as a sign to arriving convicts of their fate for bad behaviour.(9) You can still see their bodies, swinging slowly on the gibbet outside, an example to all who would cross the Valley of Death.(10) It was the custom then to hang a convicted man on the spot where he committed the crime, and then display the corpse on a gibbet beside the public highway.(11) He was tried in a kangaroo court and hanged, his corpse left to rot on the gibbet for four years.(12) And the punishment was executed to perfection by the brave officer who pursued the blacks and killed some of them and captured the rest, to place them on the gallows and gibbets .(13) Hangings were public affairs and sometimes the bodies were gibbeted - left on the noose after death as a sign of the consequences of crime.(14) Opinion was running hot and heavy, and gibbets , nooses, electric chairs and lethal injections were topics featuring prominently.
2. gallows-tree ::
3. pillory ::
Different Formsgibbet, gibbeted, gibbeting, gibbets
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