But gibbets of this sort had their shortcomings and vexations.
What a fine profession ours would be if there were no gibbets!
Looking to the left, I saw a negro hanging in gibbets at the foot of a ledge.
What chains, what prison, what gibbets had sufficed thereunto?
Oh, have done, with your mutilated men and your sons on gibbets!
They were shot, and their bodies were placed on three gibbets as a warning to others.
“Four figures, which are hanging by their necks from gibbets,” answered Duff.
Puritanism was hung on gibbets—like the bones of the leading Puritans.
And this country, this fruitful country, was now covered with gibbets and corpses.
The numerous allusions to gibbets by Shakespeare show how common they were in his day.