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gibbet

a. a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hung to public view
b. a gallows
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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.
Some of these which were public conveyances and had come from a short distance in the country, stopped; and the driver pointed to the gibbet with his whip, though he might have spared himself the pains, for the heads of all the passengers were turned that way without his help, and the coach-windows were stuck full of staring eyes.
But the crowd had forgotten these matters, or cared little about them if they lived in their memory: and while one great multitude fought and hustled to get near the gibbet before Newgate, for a parting look, another followed in the train of poor lost Barnaby, to swell the throng that waited for him on the spot.
As for you -- I cannot suppose you will be silly enough to denounce yourselves, for then the king, to spare himself the expense of feeding and lodging you, will send you off to Scotland, where the seven hundred and forty-one gibbets are to be found.
You did not appear to me to have any fear of the gibbets of Monk, or the Bastile of his majesty, King Louis XIV.
To compound the agony and humiliation for his family, Jobling was tarred with pitch and placed in a gibbet.
Last year the university in Gibbet Hill Road, Gibbet Hill, Coventry, was in seventh nationally.
AGENT: An imposing detached residence in the Gibbet Hill area of Coventry combines cavernous space with an excellent location to provide an ideal family home.
Winter's Gibbet was erected after the murder of Margaret Crozier who lived at "Raw Pele" two miles North of Elsdon, Northumberland.
4 Winter's Gibbet -Winter's Gibbet a grisly memorial to William Winter, the last man in England to be gibbeted.
In the height of summer, overflowing gardens on a hillside at Gibbet Hill Farm in Groton not only take your breath away, but also reveal a story about a family's strong commitment to sustainable agriculture and a town's heritage.