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guillotine

1 a method of capital punishment using a sharp blade which falls on the neck aided by the force of gravity.
2 a method of shortening a debate. See ACT OF PARLIAMENT.
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Brayne would pour supplies into the impoverished and pugnacious Church of France; he would support six Nationalist newspapers like The Guillotine.
The "sharp female newly-born, and called La Guillotine," was hardly known to him, or to the generality of people, by name.
com/sci-fi/orphan-black-rachel-uncovers-a-dark-secret-in-new-photos-from-season-5-episode-8-guillotines-decide-a152776) Guillotines Decide ," Sarah has a nagging suspicion that Mrs.
99 The Guillotines 15 AN action-packed period thriller from Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau.
Contract notice: The supply of paper trimmers and guillotines.
Most of the larger models were of ships but working guillotines were also popular, although rarer.
Heads won't roll in "The Guillotines," an ineptly executed period actioner in which the decapitating blades are hardly ever unsheathed or shown in all their grisly 3D glory.
Guillotines mean Opposition amendments are dropped and ministerial amendments are added and a vote is immediately called.
Guillotines were used across Europe and, in Germany, this or the sword or axe was employed.
What if the Fatal Flying Guillotines rolled around in the bar mats before they played and stormed the stage with odes to a "Tall Can" and "Milwaukee's Beast" rattled out with tambourine accompaniment?
available with feeding and discharge accessories such as conveyors, bale cutters, guillotines, augers, blowers, cyclones, and dust filters.
But then I started researching guillotines and learned that they used to test them by getting corpses from the local mortuary.