• WordNet 3.6
    • n lynching putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first anti-lynching law in the United States was passed in Georgia in 1893, but it only made the violation punishable by four years in prison. (11-1-04)
    • n lynching The act of executing lynch-law upon a person; the killing of a person by a mob under pretense of summary justice.
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  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.”


In literature:

What would the quick-spreading civilization of America have done but for the Lynch tribunals?
"Sunrise" by William Black
In the cavernous chimney a huge grate full of glowing coals threw a ruddy warmth into Miss Lynch's spacious drawing-room.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
Four colored men were lynched at Yazoo, Miss., on Saturday last.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
I intend breaking the back of this lynching business right here and now.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
By this time, Bill Lynch, of the broken leg, was oblivious to the world, thanks to the depth and strength of his potations.
"The Harbor Master" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
They were convicted, tried, and executed only in the court of Judge Lynch.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
Madame Lynch escaped for the time being in a carriage.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
Why, he would be lynched on the spot!
"On the Sublime" by Longinus
Let them lynch me if they want to.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
As a matter of fact, I had n't had anything to do with the lynching.
"Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories" by Florence Finch Kelly
The gate of Mantua had been held by Captain Lynch, of Dillon's battalion, and thirty-five men.
"In the Irish Brigade" by G. A. Henty
Three weeks later they dragged him out and lynched him.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
Lynching, is another kind of murder, and a cowardly, brutal kind, at that.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
The instinct of white supremacy solidified that section, and later came the era of lynchings.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
But the stoneheads are too many for them; the fence is torn down or the blackamoor is lynched.
"Damn!" by Henry Louis Mencken
High over the heads of the hurrying humanity in a street of tenements Moira Lynch lighted her lamp and set it close to the bare window.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
In full justice to Lynch, therefore, it must be said that his doctrine, whether or not sound, was not without basis.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
We lynch them for being sassy and sometimes lynch them on general principles.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
Were the lynching of Negroes stopped the lynching of white men would also cease.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
You'd be sorry if your father were lynched.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony

In poetry:

Would that I were an artist,
And to this American nation
I'd picture out the lynching crime
And show its revelation.
"A Human Artist" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Hurrah for McKinley!
Who called upon his state,
To help keep a Negro
From the dreadful lynching fate.
Negroes rally, etc.
"Hurrah for McKinley!" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Thy writing has a dwelling place,
Above this lynching ken;
We hope thy spirit will never trace
Such wicked haunts of men.
"Voice From The South" by Frank Barbour Coffin
We are praying today to our God on high,
To wrestle this lynching age;
To listen to the widow's and orphan's cry,
That's caused by this outrage.
"Ajax' Song" by Frank Barbour Coffin
To these, we'll get some scribe to write,
And tell them not to let thee shine—
Excepting of a cloudy night—
Any where, south of Dixon's line.
If, beyond that, thou shin'st, an inch,
We'll have thee up before Judge Lynch:—
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont
And many were to be seen engaged in a hand-to-hand fight,
And drinking whisky, and singing wild songs, oh! what a shameful sight!
But a number of the thieves were lynched and shot
For robbing the dead of their valuables, which will not be forgot.
"The Pennsylvania Disaster" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Congressman Stephen Lynch speaks with The Patriot Ledger's editorial board Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012.
Stephen Lynch at editorial board meeting.
Freedom of speech or a symbol of lynching the President of the United States.
Craig Lynch / Ouellet and Lynch.
Grizzlies win JV Lynch Invitational.
Georgia businessman Robert C Postell and his wife, Joan, lost a bundle in the market, and believed his brokerage, Merrill Lynch, had failed in its duties to him.
Jimmy Lynch is so sold on Park Place he will soon have three restaurants in the Leawood center.
Jim Thorpe 's Lynch remains in critical condition.
He said he understood that David H Murdock, the other co-chairman, had also resigned, and that Frank W Lynch, vice chairman of the board, had either resigned or was about to.
In it, she discusses lynching, segregation, and her feelings about white "liberals.".
L-R: Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Jane Lynch.
What happened in Vegas didn't stay there once Ron Lynch caught wind of it.
Lawmakers Knock Down 7 of Lynch's Vetos, Uphold 6.
Why Do Dustin Lynch's Fans Know All the Words.
A Near- Lynching in Jerusalem.

In science:

This result and some necessary conditions for other classical groups were obtained by Lynch [L].
Good Gradings of Simple Lie Algebras
Lynch, Generalized Whittaker vectors and representation theory, PhD thesis, MIT, 1979. R. P.
Good Gradings of Simple Lie Algebras
We extend the analysis of James Lynch who was able to proof Kauffman’s conjecture that in the ordered phase of random networks, the number of ineffective and freezing gates is large, where as in the disordered phase their number is small.
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
Lynch proved the conjecture only for networks with connectivity two and non-uniform probabilities for the Boolean functions.
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
It turns out that in these cases Lynch’s parameter λ is equivalent to the expectation of average sensitivity of the Boolean functions used to construct the network.
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
The first proof for the number of freezing and ineffective gates was given by James Lynch (see , although slightly weaker results appeared earlier [5, 6]).
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
Afterwards it will be shown in Section 4 how to use the results from the previous section to apply Lynch’s analysis to classical N K -Networks and biased random Boolean networks 1 .
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
As already mentioned James Lynch gave a very general analysis of randomly constructed Boolean networks (see ).
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
This conclusion can be drawn from Lynch’s original result already.
Analysis of random Boolean networks using the average sensitivity
Lynch. A Lower Bound for the Time to Assure Interactive Consistency.
Simple Gradecast Based Algorithms
Reprinted with permission from Lynch et al. (2004).
Tests of Dynamical Flux Emergence as a Mechanism for CME Initiation
Lynch observed that the exponent k in NTIME(nk ) corresponds roughly to the arity of relations quantified in formulas of ESO: Theorem 2.17.
Hierarchies in Dependence Logic
Lynch, Complexity classes and theories of finite models , Math.
Hierarchies in Dependence Logic
Lynch [Ly 80] proved that even if we add to the language the successor predicate the probability of each first order sentence still converges to a limit. (Here and below the probability of a sentence ψ means the probability that ψ is satisfied.) However it is no longer true when we enrich the language further.
Convergence in homogeneous random graphs
In addition, Figure 12 of Lynch et al. (2004) shows water lines in the K band in both their model and observed data.
Near-Infrared water lines in V838 Monocerotis