iron collar

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Noun1.iron collar - an instrument of execution for execution by strangulationiron collar - an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
instrument of execution - an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person
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They and the women, as a rule, wore a coarse tow-linen robe that came well below the knee, and a rude sort of sandal, and many wore an iron collar.
It is when in this condition that he strips away the husks of life's healthiest illusions and gravely considers the iron collar of necessity welded about the neck of his soul.
Her hands were free, the Swedes having secured her with a length of ancient slave chain fastened at one end to an iron collar padlocked about her neck and at the other to a long stake driven deep into the ground.
     His iron collar cut him to the bone.
It is the Inalienable Right of some among them, to take the field after THEIR Happiness equipped with cat and cartwhip, stocks, and iron collar, and to shout their view halloa
I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were like knots in a rope; each had an iron collar on his neck, and all were connected together with a chain whose bights swung between them, rhythmically clinking.
But for me the most fascinating aspect was a mounted iron collar, a remnant from the town's medieval time used as a punishment device for thieves, which was mounted in the Hauptplatz ( Main Square).
His relative, Iron Collar, had been the original leader of the Lone Fighters, but by 1885 Calf Shirt had taken over and was recognized as one of the Blood tribe's six leaders.
Ben, a slave who worked on a farm in Pennsylvania, tried to escape three times and, after the third attempt, his owner had an iron collar made for him.
Jougs - in Scottish history, an instrument of punishment consisting of an iron collar attached to a wall or post.
Didn't you get a little thrill watching Liam Neeson strap on his iron collar and stride off to war against Daniel Day-Lewis, a.