Yet there was a nameless air of preparation in the room, as if it were strung up for an occasion.
It doesn't amuse me to be strung up and cut down and strung up again.
Which it's themselves, not the professor, they'd oughter've strung up.
He had concluded that I was strung up to endure anything he might inflict.
Every nerve in his body seemed to be strung up to the ultimate ...