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- adj. Pertaining to the gallows or hanging.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the gallows, or to execution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a fork-shaped gibbet; resembling a gallows.
Further on I shall attempt -- I write the word with a patibulary gesture -- in a sort of a Chopin variorum, to analyze the salient aspects, technical and aesthetic, of his music.
Nature for such a man, and for Nations that follow such, has her patibulary forks, and prisons of death everlasting: -- dost thou doubt it?
For, merely setting husband-dead in place of one of this patibulary race,