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  • n. Plural form of headsman.

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Examples

  • On likewise did they with the rest of the Wazirs and Olema and Notables, slaying them, one after other, till they made a clean finish. 165 Then the King called the headsmen and bade them ply sword upon all who remained of the folk of velour and stowre; so they fell on them and left none whom they knew for a man of mettle but they slew him, sparing only the proletaires and the refuse of the people.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • FN#165] Then the King called the headsmen and bade them ply sword upon all who remained of the folk of velour and stowre; so they fell on them and left none whom they knew for a man of mettle but they slew him, sparing only the proletaires and the refuse of the people.

    Arabian nights. English

  • May God grant them wisdom and knoweledge to become true headsmen of them their home.

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  • They were given a clue last week and all they need to do is find 2 more, muscle-car driving headsmen!

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  • So the headsmen put his hand to her back, to take her; but the King cried out at him and cast at him somewhat he hent in hand, which had well-nigh killed him, saying, O dog, how durst thou show ruth to those with whom I am wroth?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In gusts of blood-lust he festooned the gallows in the market square with dangling corpses, glutted the axes of the headsmen and sent his Nemedian horsemen thundering through the land pillaging and burning.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • While the two headsmen were engaged in making fast cords to his flukes, and in other ways getting the mass in readiness for towing, some conversation ensued between them.

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  • In that grand order of battle in which Captain Ahab would probably marshal his forces to descend on the whales, these three headsmen were as captains of companies.

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  • Now, Siriames, the traditional tribal headsmen, took over the duties traditionally preformed by priests.

    The Tarahumaras - an endangered people

  • "If we'd wanted easy work, we would have been headsmen, not soldiers," Vatran observed.

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