Gibbet sentence example

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  • The executioners were ceaselessly at work with stake, sword and gibbet.
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  • In 1765, it became "Gibbet Island," named after the tool used to hang pirates and convicts from trees on the island.
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  • The Sarbadarids (so called from their motto Sar-ba-dar, Head to the Gibbet), descendants of Abd al-Razzak, who rebelled in Khorasan about 1337, enjoyed some measure of independence under twelve rulers till they also were destroyed by Timur (c. 1380).
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  • Among the curious customs of Halifax was the Gibbet Law, which was probably established by a prescriptive right to protect the wool trade, and gave the inhabitants the power of executing any one taken within their liberty, who, when tried by a jury of sixteen of the frith-burgesses, was found guilty of the theft of any goods of the value of more than 13d.
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  • The executions took place on market days on a hill outside the town, the gibbet somewhat resembling a guillotine.
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  • One after another closed his obscure adventures in mid-air, triced up to the arm of the royal gibbet or the Baron 's dule-tree.
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