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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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SL will then surely have 'democratic' sessions with Committees of Public Safety, tumbrels and guillotines, especially for the 1988-9, Royal UNP.
I could almost hear the tumbrels whose likely inevitable rattle will be harnessed when the various formalities are completed in due course.
From the song and dance created by Tory politicians and their lapdogs in the media, you'd be forgiven for thinking that tumbrels are under construction in the basement of Unite the union, ready for a royal execution.
And in this train of go-carts, tumbrels, memory, and death, "as if the sky was being pushed in on itself," "as if the armies were strung from the floating clouds," an uprooted civilization is on the hoof.
Here come the tumbrels, inching their way slowly through the rotting cabbages and vulgar ribaldry of Republican isolationists.
``There is evidence of people taken on the tumbrels to Tyburn with a Minister saying you have done dreadful deeds and you are bound for hell, why not Praise the Lord.
Can you hear the sound of tumbrels rolling, the guillotine being sharpened, the mob baying for royal blood?
The turretted Conciergerie was the city prison, and thousands passed through waiting for the tumbrels to take them to Madame Guillotine.
Not even essential safety upgrading of thousands of miles of ancient track can disguise the fact that so many of the carriages riding upon those glistening new rails are dowdy, litter-strewn tumbrels more suited to carrying farm stock than long- suffering passengers now paying some of the highest fares per mile anywhere in the world.
The weaknesses of the deposed family recur in its heirs, and people remember why they sent for the tumbrels in the first place.
Nor are we likely to see the aristos of tobacco in the tumbrels. But if this is not a revolution, it is a spectacular show, perhaps a life-saving one.
Katowice was the beginning of the end for two icons of English football, where Bobby Moore's blunders in the 2-0 defeat in 1973 starting the tumbrels that carried Sir Alf Ramsey away nine months later.