gallows bird


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gallows bird

n. Informal
One who is destined or deserves to be hanged.

gallows bird

n
informal a person considered deserving of hanging

gal′lows bird`


n.
Informal.
a person who deserves to be hanged.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gallows bird - a person who deserves to be hanged
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Translations

gallows bird

n (fam) → pendaglio da forca, avanzo di galera
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It should perhaps be noted that this book was originally published in the UK and Canada under the title "The Gallows Bird.
Featuring three of her best stories to date from the combined talents of Peter O'Donnell and Enric Badia Romero, Modesty Blaise: The Gallows Bird includes "The Bluebeard Affair", "The Iron God", and the title piece, "The Gallows Birds".
Markham's works include The Ballad of the Gallows Bird (1896), The Man with the How and Other Poems (1899), Lincoln and Other Poems (1901), Gates of Paradise and Other Poems (1920), New Poems: Eighty Songs at 80 (1932), and Collected Poems (1940).