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flies the handle

Synonyms:

bark, flare, flash, growl, grumble, grunt, lash out, retort, snarl, snort.
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Correct spelling:
gibbet
Definition:
A gallows.

Synonyms:

noun
gallows
hanging, rope, scaffold, Potence.
gibbet
gallous, gallows, gallowstree, pillory.
punishment device
ax, birch rod, block, cane, captivity, cowhide, electric chair, gallows, gas chamber, guillotine, iron, jail, lash, maiden, noose, pillory, prison, rack, rawhide, rod, rope, scaffold, solitary confinement, stake, stocks, strap, switch, thong, thumbscrew, torture chamber, truncheon, whip, whipping post, bull whip.
verb
choke
asphyxiate, bar, check, clog, close, congest, constrict, dam, die, drown, fill, gag, garrote, gasp, noose, obstruct, occlude, overpower, squeeze, stifle, stop, stopper, strangle, strangulate, stuff, stunt, suffocate, suppress, throttle, wring, retard, kill.
hang
execute, hoist, lynch, scrag, stretch, string up, swing.
social
gibbet.
Examples of usage:
  1. It was Inkpen's turn to chuckle now; but she chuckled too soon, and Coombe, running out to look, found the old rotten stump of the gibbet still in the ground. – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  2. The night before her end the doomed woman asked to see the scene of the morrow's tragedy, and looked out from one of the upper windows upon the gibbet, " opposite the door of the gaol, and made by laying a poll across upon the arms of two trees"- in her case " the fatal tree" had a new and very real significance; then she turned away, remarking only that it was " very high." – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  3. It is true that he is free to go to the workhouse, but only in the same sense in which he is free to go to jail, only in the same sense in which the serf under the gibbet was free to find peace in the grave. – Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton
  4. This morning, indeed, they came from the town in a cart, and planted the great gibbet on Scarthey Point, at low water. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  5. The first figure that engaged their attention was that of a man hanging upon a gibbet, which both considered as an unfavourable omen, and each endeavoured to avert from his own person. – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett

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