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TUMBREL, punishment. A species of cart; according to Lord Coke, a dung-cart.
     2. This instrument, like the pillory, was used as a means of exposure; and according to some authorities, it seems to have been synonymous with the trebucket or ducking stool. 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 797; 3 Inst. 219; 12 Serg. & Rawle, 220. Vide Com. Dig. h.t.; Burn's Just. Pillory and Tumbrel.

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Silhouettes of doomed aristocrats about to be beheaded, were produced in the moments between the victim leaving the tumbril and losing their heads publicly.
Wealthy people who try to deprive us of our pleasure should be put on the tumbril and wheeled off to stud, for the purpose of being rogered to their senses by a stallion about whom the only thing premature was his retirement from the track.
The tumbril rolled again at Coundon Road yesterday, dolefully removing the South African Harry Roberts, Coventry's coach for little more than a month.
The big bookies will try and jump on, but this is no bandwagon - it is actually a tumbril.
As Cheltenham descends from the tumbril and climbs to the scaffold, Aintree will be the beneficiary and should produce its three most competitive days ever.
As first round victims go, Vanek might as well have turned up in a tumbril rather than the customary courtesy car.
Well, this car may be French but it is by no means a 20th-century tumbril.
When Tim Henman led Cedric Pioline 6-4, 6-2, 1-0 in the quarter-final, the odds were on the dispirited Frenchman departing in a tumbril.
When Twickenham announced the big purge on its administrative staff ten days ago, of the 30 men on the tumbril we noted just two.
Surprised spectacles" is an ostensibly comic trope, but the potential socio-cultural significances that converge on it are almost as dark as those of the "reluctant drops of oils": the cart that is put before the horse will morph into the tumbrils of the Revolution.
I feel like Marie Antoinette listening to the sound of tumbrils clattering across the cobbles.
Fruit So the tumbrils would have been rolling for Wenger had he botched his selection.