hangman's noose

hangman’s noose

characteristic knot for death by hanging. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
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Grey was sentenced to die by the hangman's noose for allegedly murdering newsagent Thomas Arthur Bates, who had run a corner shop in Lee Bank Road, Edgbaston, for several years.
An epic battle follows as the Doctor tries to avoid the hangman's noose while protecting the Earth from a devilish betrayal.
If only he can survive the hangman's noose and the forces of evil, his destiny may be realized, and his life may have miraculous effects upon the world he lives in.
Yet a student at Duke University who hung a hangman's noose from a tree on campus - allegedly as a "joke," a pun on "hanging around" - where it remained for some time will be allowed to remain on campus, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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.
There were 13 steps up to the scaffold, 13 turns in a hangman's noose and 13 pence and a halfpenny paid to the hangman.
The public was convinced she would end up in a hangman's noose.
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.
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.