hangman's noose

hangman’s noose

characteristic knot for death by hanging. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
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--Gayer sallies, more merry mirth, better jokes, and brighter repartees, you never heard over your mahogany, than you will hear over the half-inch white cedar of the whale-boat, when thus hung in hangman's nooses; and, like the six burghers of Calais before King Edward, the six men composing the crew pull into the jaws of death, with a halter around every neck, as you may say.
Although the Duke student claimed that as a foreigner he was unfamiliar with the noose and what it symbolized, this is hard to believe since a hangman's noose in all countries and in all cultures symbolizes only death, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf.
One of the most bizarre cases to be investigated in Worcester in 2014 was when a hangman's noose was noticed in the United States Post Office in the Denholm Building on Main Street in Worcester just before the visit of President Obama in June.
Lahori's, who was to feel the hangman's noose tightening around his neck on January 8, will now be punished capitally on January 17th at Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore.
While announcing the verdict, the International Crimes Tribunal said Alim, who was a minister when the current main opposition party was in power, deserved the death penalty but spared him the hangman's noose because of his poor health and age.
Journalist Daisy McAndrew follows the tale of an ancestor who dodged the hangman's noose and was transported to Australia, where her fortunes changed.
However, the victim's family has the right to spare a convict from the hangman's noose in return for blood money.
then the hangman's noose For the first time since 2007, three men convicted of murder were hanged publicly in Kuwait
PRESIDENT Pratibha Patil has set a record by offering clemency to as many as 30 convicts awaiting the hangman's noose. But in her apparent overzealousness to come across as the apostle of mercy, she appears to have glossed over some gruesome details.
A POLITICAL opponent of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein spent more than 22 years hiding in a tiny underground hole to escape the hangman's noose.
Howell looked to have dodged the hangman's noose as it was thought he was 17 at the time of the murders, which would have resulted in a more lenient sentence.
A man brought in the macabre 'collector's item' of a Victorian hangman's noose, which had really been used to kill people.