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hang

verb condemn to death, corporal punishment, deprive of life, dispose of by death, end the life of a connemned, inflict capital punishment, inflict mortal punishhent, kill, murder, punish by death, punish with death, put to death, put to death according to law, slay, snuff out the life of, terminate the life of
Associated concepts: death by lethal injection, death penalty, electric chair, gas chamber, right to life
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He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understood, unless it was the mocking-bird that hung on the other side of the door, whistling his fluty notes out upon the breeze with maddening persistence.
He had a rich abundance of idle time, but it never hung heavy on his hands, for he interested himself in every new thing that was born into the universe of ideas, and studied it, and experimented upon it at his house.
The next day and the day after, he hung about the court-room, drawn by an al- most irresistible impulse to go in, but forcing himself to stay out.
Let us leave this armour hung up on some tree, instead of some one that has been hanged; and then with me on Dapple's back and my feet off the ground we will arrange the stages as your worship pleases to measure them out; but to suppose that I am going to travel on foot, and make long ones, is to suppose nonsense.
A goodly sword hung at his side, its scabbard all embossed with tilting knights and weeping ladies.
Just then a tiny dew-drop that hung o'er the dell On the breast of the bud like a soft star fell; But impatiently she flung it away from her leaf, And it fell on her mother like a tear of grief, While she folded to her breast, with wilful pride, A glittering fire-fly that hung by her side.
He had asked for crawfish for his breakfast on the following morning; he intended to pass the day in making a small gallows and hang one of the finest of these fish in the middle of his room -- the red color evidently conveying an allusion to the cardinal -- so that he might have the pleasure of hanging Mazarin in effigy without being accused of having hung anything more significant than a crawfish.
The devil take the rogue who gets himself hung the day I want to go and take my rent
Even when I had ceased to fall I could not believe the miracle that had preserved me from instant death, and for a moment I hung there, cold sweat exuding from every pore of my body.
comrade, is that any reason, because you bored us to death this morning, that you should not be hung this evening?
For an instant the spreading noose hung above her head like a great snake, and then, as she looked upward to detect the origin of the swishing sound of the rope, it settled about her neck.
I am too light for the gallows," replied Aramis; "people like me are not hung.