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It has been told, by every writer, that she could look over at her girlhood home, as her tumbril crossed Pont au Change.
The last tumbril would doubtless arrive in good time without their assistance!
WHEN A COBBLER RULED A KINGAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
But he sent her to the scaffold; and on November 9, 1793, the tumbril came to convey her to the guillotine.
The tumbril that bore him to execution was stopped on its way by the furious rabble, and he was torn in pieces by them.
THE GOLDEN DOGWILLIAM KIRBY
That, 158 he answered, reminded him of another procession, a different cart; but it was more French than Castilian—the tumbril.
THE BRIGHT SHAWLJOSEPH HERGESHEIMER
At five o'clock that same afternoon he stepped from the tumbril under the gaunt shadow of the guillotine.
Murray tells us that a “tumble cart” or a “tumbril cart” was a dung cart, designed to dump the load.
The tumbril story—whether correct or otherwise—is a matter of indifference to me.
THE LIFE OF GEORGE BORROWCLEMENT K. SHORTER
But the sound grows, as though some great tumbril were rolling towards the cell.
As for myself, I'd rather have my bride's royalty less suggestive of Marie Antoinette riding in a tumbril.
THE TEMPERINGCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK

WORDS RELATED TO TUMBRIL

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