- a former place of public execution in London, England.
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Examples from the Web for tyburn
Had he been at Tyburn he could scarce have met with more attention.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
On May 5th, 1760, he was driven from the Tower to Tyburn in a landau drawn by six horses.Bygone Punishments
All at once I bethought me that this street of Oxford was no other than the far-famed Tyburn way.Lavengro
He pleaded to the indictment, was found guilty, and executed at Tyburn.
Wallace was finally taken and executed as a traitor at Tyburn, 1305.The History of London
- (formerly) a place of execution in London, on the River Tyburn (a tributary of the Thames, now entirely below ground)
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Word Origin and History for tyburn
place of public execution for Middlesex from c.1200 to 1783; it stood at the junction of modern Oxford Street, Bayswater Road and Edgware Road.
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