They were screeching as if in anger, but still remained perched on the tree, which they probably mistook for a gibbet.
The new machine was the gibbet, first set up in England in this year.
To me and not to the gibbet he shall pass—fitting punishment to both.
They were suspended by cords from a gibbet, to be fired at by a platoon of soldiers.
He was carried to London in a horse-litter, was fastened by an iron chain to a gibbet, and so roasted to death.
We're that near the gibbet that my neck's stiff with thinking on it.
His mother could neither go into nor out of her cabin without seeing his body swinging from the gibbet.
Would he like to return to France at the daily risk of the rack and the gibbet?
Thus he was led to the gibbet, accompanied by a larger crowd than most have at their hanging, so much was he hated in the town.
Why, I know a man whose son was hanged the other day; hanged on the gibbet; think of it.
early 13c., "gallows," from Old French gibet "gallows; a bent stick," diminutive of gibe "club," perhaps from Frankish *gibb "forked stick." The verb meaning "to kill by hanging" is from 1590s. Related: Gibbeted; gibbeting. "Originally synonymous with GALLOWS sb., but in later use signifying an upright post with projecting arm from which the bodies of criminals were hung in chains or irons after execution" [OED].