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Guillotine vs. Scaffold

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Guillotinenoun

A machine used for the application of capital punishment by decapitation, consisting of a tall upright frame from which is suspended a heavy diagonal-edged blade which is dropped on to the neck of the person to be executed; also, execution using this machine.

Scaffoldnoun

A structure made of scaffolding for workers to stand on while working on a building.

Guillotinenoun

(by extension)

Scaffoldnoun

An elevated platform on which a criminal is executed.

Guillotinenoun

A device or machine with a cutting blade.

Scaffoldnoun

An elevated platform on which dead bodies are ritually disposed of, as by some Native American tribes.

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Guillotineverb

To use a guillotine (on someone or something).

Scaffoldnoun

(metalworking) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf or dome-shaped obstruction above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.

Guillotineverb

To execute (someone) with a guillotine.

Scaffoldnoun

(sciences) A structure that provides support for some other material.

Guillotineverb

To cut or trim (a body part, a stack of paper, etc.) with a guillotine.

Scaffoldverb

(transitive) To set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding.

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Guillotineverb

(Britain) To end discussion (about a parliamentary bill or part of one) by invoking a guillotine procedure.

Scaffoldverb

(transitive) To sustain; to provide support for.

Guillotineverb

(US) To end (a legislative debate) by invoking cloture.

Scaffoldverb

(transitive) To dispose of the bodies of the dead on a scaffold or raised platform, as by some Native American tribes.

Guillotinenoun

A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.

Scaffoldnoun

A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.

‘Pardon, gentles all,The flat, unraised spirits that have daredOn this unworthy scaffold to bring forthSo great an object.’;

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Guillotinenoun

Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing, resembling in its action a guillotine.

Scaffoldnoun

Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.

‘That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation.’;

Guillotineverb

To behead with the guillotine.

Scaffoldnoun

An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyères in a blast furnace.

Guillotinenoun

closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill

Scaffoldverb

To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.

Guillotinenoun

instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people

Scaffoldnoun

a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)

Guillotineverb

kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine;

‘The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country’;

Scaffoldnoun

a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers

Guillotine

A guillotine ( GHIL-ə-teen, also US: GHEE-, French: [ɡijɔtin] (listen)) is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions by beheading. The device consists of a tall, upright frame with a weighted and angled blade suspended at the top.

Scaffoldverb

provide with a scaffold for support;

‘scaffold the building before painting it’;

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