gallows tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gallows tree alternative terms for gallows
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Usage

In literature:

But it was no tree he leant against, but a gallows on which two ravens were seated.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
Then the darkness lifted a moment, and he stole a furtive glance, like a murderer's at the gallows-tree, at the scene in front.
"Bob, Son of Battle" by Alfred Ollivant
It was a little figure bound hand and foot and hanging from the gallows tree.
"Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller
The tree will be bare as a gallows ere long, if these rough winds keep on blowing.
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
I am going up the gallows tree.
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell
The gallows-tree on the virgin soil of Australia flourished and bore fruit in abundance.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
The gallows upon which "justice" ultimately asserted itself is said to have been constructed of a tree cut from the old Fairbanks place.
"The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees" by Mary Caroline Crawford
The Satrap false his life has ta'en, that monarch bold and free, And his limbs are black'ning in the blast, nail'd to the gallows-tree!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV." by Various
We knows her when she 's blue and when she 's kickin' 'igher than a gallow's tree.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
The air was just thick with 'devils,' and 'damns,' and 'gallows-trees!
"The Yellow Rose" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

"Often have I dressd my queen,
And often made her bed:
But now I've gotten for my reward
The gallows-tree to tread.
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
Drink ye a skoal for the gallows tree!
Francois and Margot and thee and me,
Drink we the comrades merrily
That said us, 'Till then' for the gallows tree!
"A Villonaud: Ballad Of The Gibbet" by Ezra Pound
If they think they ha' snared our Goodly Fere
They are fools to the last degree.
"I'll go to the feast," quo' our Goodly Fere,
"Though I go to the gallows tree."
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
"Thou shalt have no pardon, thou traytor strong,
For thy eight score men nor thee;
For to-morrow morning by ten of the clock,
Both thou and them shall hang on the gallow-tree"
"Johnny Armstrong" by Anonymous British
A man was sitting on the bed,
And she was nudely on his knee. . . .
I saw her face drain white with dread,
I saw her lover madly flee. . . .
Oh how her blood is ruby red,
And I await the gallows tree
"Expectation" by Robert W Service
The sun must rise, the sun must set,
Nor ever change in plan may be,
Though dawn to stricken wretch may bring
The hempen rope and gallows tree,
And eventide to happy bride
Love's crown of love in Arcady.
"Immutability" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove