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synonyms for hangman

  • executioner
  • lyncher
  • public executioner
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Parliament of England ordered the Book of Sports to be burned by the common hangman.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The solemn league and covenant burned by the common hangman at London, and afterwards throughout the country.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
But now the hangman smokes, and the criminal condemned to death smokes before being hanged.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
How refinedly brutal is this constant care lest the hangman be robbed of his prey!
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
This day among other stories he told me how despicable a thing it is to be a hangman in Poland, although it be a place of credit.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
“I would be both judge and hangman for you, my man, and never turn a hair,” returned the Captain.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The task of butchering the helpless Huguenots in the prison was first proposed to the public hangman.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
The public hangman refused to execute the sentence of an unauthorized tribunal.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
I have found among them only good citizens and brave soldiers, but not one hangman.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
The hangman then went up the ladder to cut him down; but a stone struck him on the nose, and caused it to bleed.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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