Up the Canongate comes the rumbling of a tumbril, like the French Revolution.
The second tumbril empties and moves on; the third comes up.
Bodies were thrown into the tumbril, head downwards, from the fourth storey.
The tumbril and the guillotine would not have made her weep.
The driver in charge of the tumbril, fearing a riot and a rescue, whipped up the horses and drove on with his load.
Then she was put into the tumbril, and was started on her way to the scaffold.
The tumbril that bore him to execution was stopped on its way by the furious rabble, and he was torn in pieces by them.
He saw Jeanne, and only Jeanne, standing on the tumbril and being led to the guillotine.
Her face was flushed and animated, and she was talking loudly and rapidly to the crowd which followed the tumbril.
He mounted the tumbril with him, he mounted the scaffold with him.
mid-15c., "two-wheeled cart," earlier an instrument of punishment of uncertain type (early 13c.), from Old French tumberel "dump cart," from tomber "(let) fall or tumble," possibly from a Germanic source (cf. Old Norse tumba "to tumble," Old High German tumon "to turn, reel;" see tumble). Notoriously used to take victims to the guillotine during the Reign of Terror.