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Uillotine

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(1):

(n.) A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.

(2):

(v. t.) To behead with the guillotine.

(3):

(n.) Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing, resembling in its action a guillotine.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Uillotine'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/u/uillotine.html. 1828.

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