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scaffold

  • a raised wooden platform used formerly for the public execution of criminals
  • a structure made using scaffolding
  • attach scaffolding to (a building)
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Examples

Where the condemned husband-murderer is given the chance to testify publicly on the scaffold, the sati nearly always proceeds in silence.

The criminal would mount the scaffold and stand upon this trapdoor, which would then open, precipitating the person into a fall of some feet.

Hester Prynne, convicted of adultery, is taken from the prison and set on the scaffold in the town square for public humiliation.

The marginal application of bread was inadvertently found by Queen Marie Antoinette of France who later paid with her head for her discovery on the scaffold during the French Revolution.

Everybody was agreed that it is good practice for the roofers, working on a roof of this sort, to work either from scaffolding, or on scaffold boards, or from access stagings which were placed on the roof.

It is likely the tower will be dismantled piece by piece using a large crane and a scaffold to support the remaining structure.

I’ve never had any desire to step into the limelight, so climbing on to the stage felt like mounting a scaffold.

The granting of the charter itself featured prominently with artefacts from medieval life, including a quiver of arrows and the Earl of Derby’s execution is marked with a replica scaffold and display featuring lilies.

They were all angling for a better view of a simple wooden scaffold bearing a lone noose, which dangled in the breeze.

At a minimum, it took a cartman to hire his team and his labor, a carpenter to build the scaffold, a hangman to do the job.

The back view of the piece revealed a bleacher-like structure of shallow risers buttressed by a plywood scaffold supporting both the pulley and a large fan that kept the floating arch aloft.

The first sequence helps cells stick to the scaffold.

In Book 3 of the New Arcadia, Pamela utters her prayer shortly before she too is seen being taken to the scaffold for execution.

About a hundred male witnesses now filled the seats in the cellblock where the scaffold had been constructed, and outside a crowd of over five hundred of both sexes had begun to gather hours before.

After being whipped and branded on the scaffold, he had to stay in a workhouse for 12 years.

On the scaffold, before the noose is placed about his neck, his chains and the rope that binds his hands are struck off, and he is asked what he has to say.

A loose board crashes into a scaffold John is working on - more broken glass.

Duncan and his entourage were perched on a hanging scaffold, like window washers.

He was dangling from a hook, a few feet off a wooden scaffold.

There on the scaffold she suffered scorn and public admonishment.

Holes in the marble walls created by the original builder’s wooden scaffold have further contributed to the weakness.

Rupert Everett was beheaded at 2pm on January 30 in their simulated scaffold, just as Charles had been in 1649.

He stood in the shadows of a downtown Manhattan office building, shielded from the cold, driving rainstorm by the scaffold overhead and the leather trench coat covering his body.

Several ‘executions’ had taken place within the past few days at Pentonville Prison on the scaffold, which had been the scene of the final exit of numerous notorious criminals.

His arms were aching in pain as he swung above the floor of the scaffold.

You’d ask Daz if he could scaffold your house.

Then, the printer prints the cells on to a plastic surface, which acts like a scaffold to support the cells.

scaffold boards

A builder was struck over the head with a scaffold pole after trying to stop thieves fleeing from a building site with a power tool.

When setting a plank between ladders as a scaffold, be sure it extends a foot on each side and is clamped or nailed to its support