How to use Guillotine in a sentence
She was condemned to death by guillotine on the 8th of December 1793, and beheaded the same evening.
On the 31st they were borne to the guillotine in five tumbrils, the corpse of Dufriche de Valaze - who had killed himself - being carried with them.
She narrowly escaped the guillotine by pretending to be pregnant.
At work, using a guillotine or paper cutter.
The lads first manual guillotine, they want to try all of them on your own!Advertisement
Though her husband was a patron of Rousseau, she herself had narrowly escaped the guillotine, and had only half imbibed the ideas of the Revolution.
Simon was sent to the guillotine with Robespierre in 1794, and two years later Marie Jeanne entered a hospital for incurables in the rue de Sevres, where she constantly affirmed the dauphin's escape.
In dressing mica the "books" are split along the cleavage into sheets of the required thickness, and the sheets trimmed into rectangles with a sharp knife, shears or guillotine, stained and damaged portions being rejected.
The jury decided unanimously in the affirmative, and on the 16th of October 1793 Marie Antoinette was led to the guillotine, leaving behind her a touching letter to Madame Elizabeth, known as her "Testament."
He was arrested during the Terror, and narrowly escaped the guillotine.Advertisement
There is a micro switch to stop the electric guillotine working unless you have closed the hatch.
Lucile, Desmoulins's accomplished and affectionate wife, was, a few days after her husband, and on a false charge, condemned to the guillotine.
The executions took place on market days on a hill outside the town, the gibbet somewhat resembling a guillotine.
In the name of this committee he was charged with the drawing up of reports to the Convention upon the absorbing themes of the overthrow of the party of the Gironde (report of the 8th of July 1793), of the Herbertists, and finally, of that denunciation of Danton which consigned him and his followers to the guillotine.
Edith at first looked shocked, but almost at once, her face melted to a resigned lookâ€”a condemned maiden mounting the guillotine steps, Joan of Arc as the match ignited her pyre.Advertisement
We do not have guillotine motions these days; instead we have program motions, which were recommended by the Modernisation Committee.
Then Slobo dropped the guillotine on the witness's overextended neck.
Matt sat in the boot ready to guillotine the line if things got too steamy.
On the 8th of November 1793 she was conveyed to the guillotine.
The success of the brochure, so terrible as to send the leaders of the Gironde to the guillotine, alarmed Danton and the author.Advertisement
The guillotine was the catalyst for the famous Madame Tussaud 's waxwork exhibitions.
Guillotine nail trimmers tend to squeeze the nails before they actually cut through and are the least desirable of the lot.
You can get a clipper that works like a guillotine to cut the nail, or you can get a clipper that looks like a scissors that has a notch on one of the blades for the toenail to sit in.
The guillotine type trimmer has a loop that holds the dog's nail stationary before cutting.
Amputations may be caused by sharp objects such as knives or blades ("guillotine" amputation) or by heavy objects or mechanisms (crushing amputation).Advertisement
The announcement of his determination caused the Opposition to rally against him, and when on the 18th of November the Liberal party adopted a " guillotine " motion by a show of hands in defiance of orthodox procedure, a section of the party seceded.
Imprisoned in La Force (1794) he was one of those who had the good fortune to escape the guillotine till the death of Robespierre set them free.
The battle of Brcourt was a defeat without a fight for their party without stamina and their general without troops (July 13); while on the 31st of October their leaders perished on the guillotine, where they had been preceded by the queen, Marie Antoinette.
The form of trial was soon discontinued, and the victims were sent to the guillotine or shot or cut down in the prisons en masse.
Higham Lock with bottom guillotine replaced by pointy gates.
Forged letters, purporting to show his desire to abandon the revolutionary struggle, were published; he was accused of drawing more than his salary; his manners were ridiculed as "aping monarchy"; hints of the propriety of a guillotine for his benefit began to appear; he was spoken of as the "stepfather of his country."
He had to be torn from his seat ere he was removed to prison, and as he sat next to Danton in the tumbrel which conveyed them to the guillotine, the calmness of the great leader failed to impress him.
He incurred the suspicion of Robespierre, was thrown into prison, and escaped the guillotine by an accident.
Yet Turreau's crimes were almost surpassed by Carrier, the representative on mission at Nantes, who, finding the guillotine too slow in the destruction of his prisoners, adopted the plan of drowning them wholesale.
By a decree of the Convention the four accused persons were deported to Cayenne, a new mode of dealing with political offenders almost as effective as the guillotine, while less apt to excite compassion.
The incorruptible wanted to ship. become the invulnerable and the scaffold of the guillotine waa clowded.
Edith at first looked shocked, but almost at once, her face melted to a resigned look—a condemned maiden mounting the guillotine steps, Joan of Arc as the match ignited her pyre.
In March 1904, Tisza, therefore, introduced a drastic " guillotine " motion to amend the standing orders of the House, but withdrew it in return for an undertaking from the Opposition that obstruction would cease.