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Letter "H" » hangman
«Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck»
«His achievements read like the graffiti on the walls of a hangman's changing room.»
«If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.»
«If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment»
Author: Douglas Jerrold
a great deal
, great deal
, If I were a
, O grave
«HANGMAN, n. An officer of the law charged with duties of the highest dignity and utmost gravity, and held in hereditary disesteem by a populace having a criminal ancestry. In some of the American States his functions are now performed by an electrician, as in New Jersey, where executions by electricity have recently been ordered --the first instance known to this lexicographer of anybody questioning the expediency of hanging Jerseymen.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, first instance
, law of gravity
«If lying were a capital crime, the hangman would work overtime»
«A hangman is a good trade, he doth his work by daylight»
«Every guilty person is his own hangman.»