Usage examples for scaffold

  1. To- morrow he shall be mine; the day after, the lieutenant of the Tower shall have him; and then the Star Chamber; and then- the scaffold!" – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. Cheerful, and even with a tone of jest, he said to the lieutenant on the scaffold, " I pray thee, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself." – Milton's England by Lucia Ames Mead
  3. He felt that he could not offer a woman his protection, that he might carry her to a scaffold. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  4. One night the father of the young man said, " My friends, let us go to the death scaffold and cut off summer robes for ourselves from the tent skins." – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  5. When I got to the bottom of the scaffold I stayed in the shadows till he came out; when he got a little distance away, I was just going to follow, when the door opened again and she came out." – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  6. When he mounted the scaffold, he asked to see the axe. – Elizabethan Sea Dogs by William Wood
  7. Many well- known people went straight from the palace to the scaffold. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  8. The mere fact that they should remain standing for five minutes after the removal of the scaffold must have seemed to you to reflect credit on the skill of the builder; but that they should do so for a lifetime- even for a century! – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  9. The moment she was alone, she first cut off her hair, and then laying aside her widow's weeds, which she had always worn since the death of the king, put on a white dress, and threw herself on her bed, where she slept till eleven o'clock the same morning, when she was awakened, in order to be taken to the scaffold. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  10. What though they hurried me to the scaffold? – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  11. He said this as if he had driven us to the scaffold to be hanged, and was fiercely glad that he'd got us there safely at last. – Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson
  12. When Raleigh was carried to execution, while on the scaffold, he asked to see the axe. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  13. Even at this distance of time, more than two hundred and fifty years after his head fell on the scaffold, we cannot read his story without emotion. – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  14. " Well," said la Peyrade, " I think that the oracle of the family sees the matter clearly; and I've no desire to bring your head to the scaffold." – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  15. Pale and nervous, the chaplain got out backwards, hiding the scaffold from the eyes of the condemned man, whom the assistants managed somehow to help out of the carriage. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  16. Quite a few were condemned to death and executed on the scaffold. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  17. She had only been taken up on to the scaffold, and there informed of the pardon. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  18. 14. " Then he went through the Banquetting- House to the scaffold." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  19. It is unnecessary to affirm to you, Bourrienne, that Moreau never should have perished on a scaffold! – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  20. Fisher went to the Tower, and on 22nd June 1535, to the scaffold; Metcalfe was compelled to resign in 1537. Fisher had by deed of gift presented his library to the College, but retained its use for his lifetime- the greatest loan of books on record, as has been said. – St. John's College, Cambridge by Robert Forsyth Scott