Definition of Gallows tree

1. Noun. Alternative terms for gallows.

Exact synonyms: Gallous, Gallows-tree, Gibbet
Generic synonyms: Gallows
Derivative terms: Gibbet



Definition of Gallows tree

1. Noun. (alternative name of gallows) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallows Tree

gallous
gallow
gallow tree
galloway
galloways
gallowed
gallowing
gallows
gallows-tree
gallows bird
gallows birds
gallows humor
gallows humour
gallows tree (current term)
gallowses
galls
gallsickness
gallstone
gallstone colic
gallstone ileus
gallstones
gallumph
gallumphs
galluptious
gallus
gallus adeno-like virus
gallused
galluses

Literary usage of Gallows tree

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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 ..."

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