Definition of Gallows-tree
1. Noun. Alternative terms for gallows.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallows-tree
Literary usage of Gallows-tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"He play'da spring, and danc'd it round, Below the gallows-tree. ... Now gallows-tree. But bend your bowes, and stroke your strings, ..."
2. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"To Lord G. Gallows, gallows-tree. But gude preserve us frae the gallows, ... ye dungeons t He played a spring, and danc'd it round, Below the gallows-tree. ..."
3. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1895)
"And the mother, in her anger, hung her up on the gallows-tree. Next day the father went to her, and she said— " Oh, father, have you found my ball, ..."
4. English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, Helen Child Sargent (1904)
"And likewise of your fee, To keep iny body from yonder grave, And my neck from the gallows-tree I ' 8 'None of my gold now shall you ha те, Nor likewise of ..."
5. Tait's Edinburgh Magazine by William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone (1841)
"... and walks dryshod to his daily servitude, in New South Wales, blessing the hour when he thought aloud under the gallows-tree at Down- patrick. ..."
6. Ecclesiastical Chronicle for Scotland by James Frederick Skinner Gordon (1875)
"wilder than themselves—saw the Members marched in silence to the foot of the gallows-tree, and there dismissed with an ominous warning of the destiny which ..."
7. Chief British Poets of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: Selected Poems by William Allan Neilson, Kenneth Grant Tremayne Webster (1916)
"To keep my body from yonder grave, And my neck from the gallows-tree.' 3 ' None of my gold now you shall ..."