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  • n  an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging

  • The gallows in my garden, people say, Is new and neat and adequately tall.
  • Last week in Daviess County, which has not had a hanging since a private one in 1905, a Negro outdrew white William De Boe nearly 7-to-1 as a gallows performer.
  • From the gallows he jeered: "Purim Festival 1946"-and: "The Bolsheviks will hang you one day.
News & Articles

  • Nigerian State Hangs 4 Convicted Criminals
    Traumatized inmates heard screams and thuds from the gallows as Nigerian authorities Monday hanged four convicted criminals in the West African nation's first known executions since 2006, a human rights lawyer said. A fifth man at Benin City Prison was briefly saved when the executioner had technical problems with the gallows, Chino Obiagwu of the national lawyers' rights group LEPAD told The ...
    June 25, 2013 - KATC 3 Lafayette
  • Gallows Point Resort Finishes Massive Renovation Project and Receives Multiple National Hospitality Awards
    Gallows Point Resort, the only fully-equipped luxury condo resort on the island of St. John, has completed a major three-year renovation project of the resort’s 60 units. The popular online travel review site, Trip Advisor has honored the resort with several prestigious awards. (PRWeb June 24, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 24, 2013 - PRWeb

  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    There's got to be a little gallows humor to get you through the day,Obama said. "If you had said to us a year ago that the least of my problems would be Iraq, which is still a pretty serious problem, I don't think anybody would have...
  • Norman Spector in 940 News
    Spector says cancelling the trip was a savvy decision by the government because "the prime minister has no business being there when his counterpart is two steps away from the gallows."
  • Vyacheslav Bykov in New York Times
    Let's put up a bunch of guillotines and gallows,said Vyacheslav Bykov, the team's coach, responding to a reporter's suggestion last week that the hockey team might not have seriously prepared. "We have 35 people on the hockey team. Let's...

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