hangman


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hangman

an official who carries out a sentence of hanging on condemned criminals
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The usher hastened on his errand, but was only just in time, for the tailor was positively swinging in the air, when his voice fell upon the silence of the crowd, commanding the hangman to cut down the body.
'I'd lead them, Muster Gashford,'--the hangman was beginning in a reckless way, when Gashford started forward, laid his finger on his lips, and feigned to write, just as the door was opened by John Grueby.
Now the one-time pub home of the country's last hangman is going under the auctioneer's hammer.
She'd bring back the hangman if she could - probably for opposing No Deal departure from the EU.
During his hangman's career Pierrepoint killed those convicted of war crimes - and those accused of being German spies during the Second World War - becoming famous in the process.
A NOTEBOOK containing the personal details of men and women executed by Britain's most famous hangman has been sold at auction.
After the war Pierrepoint took over the lease of a pub, the oddly-named Help The Poor Struggler, in Oldham, and continued his part-time job of hangman for which he was paid per execution.
Dale Graham's "Hangman's Reach" is very highly recommended for community library Large Print Fiction collections, as well as the personal reading lists of any dedicated western novel fan.
VIRGIN Atlantic has apologised after a mum complained that a rude word appeared when her daughter played a game of hangman on a flight.
Applications had been sought for the hangman's job with President Maithripala Sirisena saying he hopes to implement the death penalty soon.