hangman

[ hang-muh n for 1; hang-man for 2 ]SEE DEFINITION OF hangman

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Between friends, there is overmuch of the hangman in him, and too little of the prince.

These vermin are more to be feared than hangman's cord or headsman's axe.'

I ought to be able to; I've lifted up a good many in my time,' said the hangman.

We shall see how they welcome the hangman, now that it comes home to him.

Some of them hurried up to where he lay;—the hangman with them.

Tug as he would at the old man's wrists, the hangman could not force him to unclench his hands.

Consider, pray, sir, that if you trouble me I have no need to do my own office of hangman.

Chew you the cud of that until the hangman's coming in the morning.

To betray your father into the hands of his enemies; to deliver him up to the hangman.

They 've no more choice in the matter than the hangman has as to who be 'll hang.

WORD ORIGIN

public executioner, mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from hang (v.) + man (n.). As the name of a spelling game, by 1951. Hangestere "female executioner" is found mid-15c.

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