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Usage examples for gibbet

  1. In many museums gibbet irons are preserved. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  2. They were screeching as if in anger, but still remained perched on the tree, which they probably mistook for a gibbet – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. When all was ready, he was brought into the castle hall where the grim baron was seated in state, with his warriors armed to the teeth around him, and was given his choice, either to swing on the gibbet or to marry the baron's daughter. – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  4. He looked like a phantom, according to eye- witnesses, as he stood under the gibbet making a most pious and, Catholic address to the crowd. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  5. Food for the gibbet – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. Under the low red glare of sunset, the beacon, and the gibbet and the mound of the Battery, and the opposite shore of the river, were plain, though all of a watery lead color. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  7. The mechanician was standing bolt upright, planted on both feet, like some victim dropped straight from the gibbet when Raphael broke in upon him. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  8. It stood like a gibbet its head to one side, a pistol in its hand; but as Wiley moved the man crouched and drew back as if he feared to be seen. – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  9. The gibbet and the stake were loaded with their daily victims. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  10. Way out on the moor you can hear the groans His gibbet makes when it blows a gale. – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell
  11. Not many hundred yards from us, about a century ago, was to be seen a gibbet on Block House Point, at the west entrance of the harbour, on which hung the body of a man called Jack the Painter. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. But poor Villon had the misfortune to be a poet of the " langue d'oil," and the Montfaucon gibbet was the only monument of which he stood in daily expectation. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  13. It must have been ghostly and ghastly to walk along our country lanes and hear the dreadful noise, especially if the tradition were true That the wretch in his chains, each night took the pains, To come down from the gibbet and walk. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  14. At which time they began to devise with themselves of our death, and how they might be revenged; divers was the opinions of this divers number: the first said, that hee thought best the Mayd should be burned alive: the second said she should be throwne out to wild beasts: the third said, she should be hanged upon a gibbet the fourth said she should be flead alive: thus was the death of the poore Maiden scanned betweene them foure. – The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius
  15. The tree is not planted, said Robin, carelessly, that will serve for my gibbet – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. The gibbet becomes uprooted as they descend and ends by falling, dragged over by the weight of its heavy burden. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  17. The nobility and prelates were at the barriers, between the Swiss guards and the cavalry: all were fixed and attentive to the proceedings; and, terrified at the sight of the inexorable gibbet every one was silent. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3) by S. Spooner
  18. The bar is just in rear of the gibbet and will be run by a brother of ours. – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  19. The great oak had been blown down later, gibbet and all, and the gibbet had never been set up again. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  20. There they remain, the only gibbet on Gibbet Hill. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker