hangman's noose

hangman’s noose

characteristic knot for death by hanging. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
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Displaying a hangman's noose is particularly vicious, and doesn't belong in this country - or any other.
We see Aunt Polly being led towards a hangman's noose, new villain Adrien Brody and Tommy (Cillian Murphy) taking his family back to their Birmingham roots in Small Heath.
And when that didn't work, on the day of his execution Dayus pretended to be insane in an attempt to avoid the hangman's noose, but again he failed.
Students put up the artwork in protest a day after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit ordered the police to open an investigation of possible incitement, regarding a poster displayed in the school of a hangman's noose depicted over Netanyahu.
When the case connects to a young worker named Thomas Gower, a man who was saved from the hangman's noose many years ago by Drake, fissures begin to emerge between Drake's and Reid's instincts.
Twas no little thing, indeed - for Mr P was facing charges of murder, wrecking and inciting a riot, with a good chance he might be invited to try the hangman's noose for size.
DRAMA The threat of the hangman's noose looms large for Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), as the handsome hero faces execution for his alleged crimes.
The threat of the hangman's noose looms large for Ross Poldark, as the handsome hero faces execution for his alleged crimes.
Meanwhile, Jackson has to come up with another idea to save Long Susan from the hangman's noose.
Reid is drawn back to Whitechapel to investigate a case made by Jackson and Drake that has condemned his old associate Isaac Bloom to the hangman's noose.
Christie's story-telling is supreme in this combination of mystery and love story, with the luckless Leonard Vole facing the hangman's noose.
Rose is keeping a dreadful secret, and, too scared to ask her strict father for help, it's down to her to keep her brother from the hangman's noose -- whatever it takes.