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  • n  closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
  • n  instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people
  • v  kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine
    The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country

  • THE WIDOW OF SAINT-PIERRE Directed by Patrice Leconte The French word veuve (widow) also means guillotine.
  • Many danced around the guillotine, singing the Marseillaise.
  • Up at auction in Paris last week came a rusty, mildewed guillotine certified to have cut off more than 1,000 aristocratic heads during the French Revolution.
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  • Athletic department budget on the block
    In wake of the guillotine dropping on the budget for University of Montana’s general fund, UM athletics is already planning on scaling back amenities before a final cut number is announced.
    June 12, 2013 - Montana Kaimin

  • Donald Rumsfeld in
    You're looking for some sort of a guillotine to come falling down if some date isn't met,Rumsfeld told reporters. "That is not what this is about."
  • Kevin Tebbit in This is London
    Sir Kevin said: "By the summer of 2003 the Treasury felt that we were using far too much cash. And in September 2003, the chancellor of the day instituted a complete guillotine on our settlement."
  • Raymond Domenech in Malaysia Star
    Domenech, in comments that were not well received at the FFF, told a press conference before the Serbian game: "In the world today ...... it is the smell of blood that interests you." "Thankfully the guillotine doesn't exist any more because...

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