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hangman

an official who carries out a sentence of hanging on condemned criminals
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Such was Pierrepoint's esteem as a hangman - he could finish the job in eight seconds - the Home Office urged him to reconsider.
A new hangman was reported to have been appointed in 2012 but the chosen candidate was never confirmed.
The games included hangman, in which players have to guess the correct letters of a word before the figure an opponent draws is "executed" on a gallows.
Seventy-three-year-old hangman William Calcraft had arrived on site to perform the execution and soon he was at the scaffold, pinioning the prisoner who stood with great composure.
The investigation was sparked by a story told by Richard's grandfather, deputy pit manager Matthew Pattison, who delighted in telling the family he shared a train carriage with Albert Pierrepoint as the famed hangman travelled to another execution.
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But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?
The story about Harry, the second-best hangman in England (played by David Morrissey) will be screened in both Nicosia and Limassol on Tuesday at 8.
In 1840, he found himself again at Stafford Gaol after falling into debt and, while serving his stretch, the ne'er-do-well struck up an unlikely friendship with resident hangman, William Calcraft, who charged PS10 a time to string up Stafford's Death Row prisoners.
Though the last hangman of Maharashtra Subedar Arjun Jadhav died in September 2002, this
When Kente Cromwell is murdered, he is given demonic powers and escapes purgatory to go back to earth and avenge his death as The Hangman.
This apparition was followed by a series of other scary spectres: a Pale Rider, plague victims, pirates and finally a Victorian hangman.