branding-iron

branding-iron

n
(Tools) an iron heated and used for branding animals, etc
Translations

branding-iron

[ˈbrændɪŋˌaɪən] n(ferro da) marchio
References in classic literature ?
wincing for a moment with the pain; have I been but forging my own branding-iron, then?
The lights were nearly all extinguished in the passages, the iron gates were being closed with a jar and a rattle, and the dismal place was deserted until to-morrow morning's interest of gallows, pillory, whipping-post, and branding-iron, should repeople it.
Public opinion has knotted the lash, heated the branding-iron, loaded the rifle, and shielded the murderer.
Gentlemen of the green-baize road who could discourse from personal experience of foreign galleys and home treadmills; spies of strong governments that eternally quake with weakness and miserable fear, broken traitors, cowards, bullies, gamesters, shufflers, swindlers, and false witnesses; some not unmarked by the branding-iron beneath their dirty braid; all with more cruelty in them than was in Nero, and more crime than is in Newgate.
Composed of 13 large and 20 smaller silk-screen collages and paintings, the latter are dedicated to the same clunky branding-iron style assumed by the show's exhibition announcement, as if Smith had herded together prize stock for his Chicago stable.
We're looking for the best steak houses in the West, from branding-iron casual to martini-bar chic.
Her branding-iron text forces images to verbally admit their miscellaneous agendas ("you are a captive audience") and likewise makes viewers openly confess their miscellaneous resentments ("you kill time").