from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gallows. Now gallows-tree.
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Both thou and them shall hang on the gallow-tree. '
The rope and the gibbet is to be his portion; die he must; and what honour a man wins or saves, by that which gives him an opportunity of being hanged, is hard to be understood; but he that mistakes the cart for a triumphal chariot, or the gallow-tree for a triumphal arch, may apply himself to the obtaining such victories as these.