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death chair

Origin of death chair
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “I want to know all about the death chair,” he whimpered stubbornly.

    Rose O'Paradise Grace Miller White
  • That messenger was without doubt some one over whom he holds the threat of the death chair.

    The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath
  • That is why there are so many "men of God" in our jails, and why so many have paid the supreme penalty in the death chair.

    An Atheist Manifesto Joseph Lewis
  • So Jones will spend his days in prison, though he will escape the death chair.

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