Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A flight of steps on the Aventine hill in ancient Rome, to which the bodies of executed criminals were dragged by hooks to be thrown into the Tiber.

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  • They dragged the Divine Creator of all things down the gemonies (*) of the devils of hell, impudently denied the existence of Good and Evil, blasphemed Jesus, and exalted Judas.

    Thais

  • Is but repentance lavifhly inlaid. [then The World, Fame, Honour, Wealth, and PlcafuFt Are the fair rack and gemonies of men.

    A select collection of poems: with notes [by J. Nichols].

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