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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Lenotre in La Guillotine pendant la Revolution (1893).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He incurred the suspicion of Robespierre, was thrown into prison, and escaped the guillotine by an accident.
The incorruptible wanted to ship. become the invulnerable and the scaffold of the guillotine waa clowded.
The lads first manual guillotine, they want to try all of them on your own!
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."
Dantonists, came a limitation to the powers of the Committee of Public Safety, now placed in dependence upon the Convention; and next followed the destruction of the revolutionary system, the Girondin decentralization and the resuscitation of departmental governments; the reform of the Revolutionary Tribunal on the 10th of August; the suppression of the Commune of Paris on the 1st of September, and of the salary of forty sous given to members of the sections; the abolition of the maximum, the suppression of the Guillotine, the opening of the j~rjsons, the closing of the Jacobin club (November if), and the henceforward insignificant existence of the popular societies.
She narrowly escaped the guillotine by pretending to be pregnant.
There is a micro switch to stop the electric guillotine working unless you have closed the hatch.
It is often supposed that he was in love with his prisoner; but the help even of the commander-in-chief did not avail to save her from the guillotine (Jan.
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.
He was arrested during the Terror, and narrowly escaped the guillotine.
At work, using a guillotine or paper cutter.
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.
Saint-Just's remedy was direct and terrible: he followed his experience in Paris, "organized the Terror," and soon the heads of all suspects sent to Paris were falling under 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.
behead people similar to the guillotine.
We do not have guillotine motions these days; instead we have program motions, which were recommended by the Modernisation Committee.
Our Price: £ 7.99 Finger Chopper The Trick: Have your spectator put a finger into this wonderfully crafted mini wooden guillotine.
Then Slobo dropped the guillotine on the witness's overextended neck.
Higham Lock with bottom guillotine replaced by pointy gates.
guillotine gates at each end.
guillotine motions instead there were program motions.
guillotine gate locks, which are standard on the river.
guillotine bottom gate was put in during a 1930's road widening scheme.
High quality blades for most types of miter guillotine.
mitre Environment Agency has recently replaced three guillotine lock gates on the Nene with miter gates.
pugnacious church of France; he would support six Nationalist newspapers like The Guillotine.
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.
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.
Pet nail trimmer: Manual nail clippers come in scissor and guillotine styles.
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).
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