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 pitch of tensity.
I was excited, strung up, too strung up to feel the fright that I knew must be with me.
May I be strung up by the neck an it have not been stolen from me!'
In the first the patient is all "strung up," and in the last the very opposite.
I'll have you strung up—strung up in it, sir; I'll have you strung up in it!
We must spend the rest of the bleak night strung up on this dizzy height.