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Word: scaffold

Definition: temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution


Sentences Containing 'scaffold'

Every one of those had perished in the massacre; every human creature he had since cared for and parted with, had died on the scaffold.
One of the most remarkable sufferers by the same axe a woman had asked at the foot of the same scaffold, not long before, to be allowed to write down the thoughts that were inspiring her.
And whenever you get long vertical lines in a composition, no matter whether it be a cathedral interior, a pine forest, or a row of scaffold poles, you will always have the particular feeling associated with rows of vertical lines in the abstract.
And the same may be said of the scaffold poles or the hoop iron in the wheelwright's yard.
On the inside of the houses the inmates had built on boxes a scaffold on which they placed the furniture.
In one of the large rooms were huddled the horses and cows of the place, while in the other the Widow Taylor and her son were seated on a scaffold raised on the floor.
After weeks of privation and suffering, people still cling to their houses and leave only when there is not room between the water and the ceiling to build a scaffold on which to stand.
``Nay, madame; I would place each of these heroes on his right pedestal that of Robespierre on his scaffold in the Place Louis Quinze; that of Napoleon on the column of the Place Vendome.
This gloomy fortress, which has for more than three hundred years furnished food for so many wild legends, seemed to Dantes like a scaffold to a malefactor.
Oh, I would rather mount the scaffold of my brother, Louis XVI., than thus descend the staircase at the Tuileries driven away by ridicule.
A double line of carbineers, placed on each side of the door of the church, reached to the scaffold, and formed a circle around it, leaving a path about ten feet wide, and around the guillotine a space of nearly a hundred feet.
The executioner made a sign, and his two assistants leaped from the scaffold and seized him.
Here is a man who had resigned himself to his fate, who was going to the scaffold to die like a coward, it is true, but he was about to die without resistance.
The two assistants had borne Andrea to the scaffold, and there, in spite of his struggles, his bites, and his cries, had forced him to his knees.
He glanced mechanically towards the square the scene was wholly changed; scaffold, executioners, victims, all had disappeared; only the people remained, full of noise and excitement.
``Without reflecting that this is the only moment in which you can study character,''said the count;``on the steps of the scaffold death tears off the mask that has been worn through life, and the real visage is disclosed.
cried the steward, struck with terror at this threat,``if that is the only reason I can not remain in your service, I will tell all, for if I quit you, it will only be to go to the scaffold.''
``Yes, for I can follow you no farther, and I only stop at the foot of the scaffold.
No, madame, no; the scaffold awaits the poisoner, whoever she may be, unless, as I just said, the poisoner has taken the precaution of keeping for herself a few drops of her deadliest potion.''
``What I do not wish, madame, is that you should perish on the scaffold.
I told her of the scaffold; oh, heavens, I forgot that it awaits me also!
The same prisoner, when conducted to the scaffold, foresees his death as certainly from the constancy and fidelity of his guards, as from the operation of the axe or wheel.
The malefactor was fixed in a chair upon a scaffold erected for that purpose, and his head cut off at one blow, with a sword of about forty feet long.
The veins and arteries spouted up such a prodigious quantity of blood, and so high in the air, that the great _jet d’eau_ at Versailles was not equal to it for the time it lasted: and the head, when it fell on the scaffold floor, gave such a bounce as made me start, although I was at least half an English mile distant.
They all appeared with dejected looks, and in the meanest habit; most of them telling me, “they died in poverty and disgrace, and the rest on a scaffold or a gibbet.” Among others, there was one person, whose case appeared a little singular.

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