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An ordinary thumbscrew or eye can be used which, by a turn or two, will either release it or fasten it in place.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
It would be a trifle easier to face the rack and thumbscrew, eh?Mrs. Red Pepper|Grace S. Richmond
Is it the same Christian religion that founded the Inquisition and invented the thumbscrew?The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Sowles looked fully capable of loosing a full-fledged Inquisition, complete with rack and thumbscrew, at Cam's well-barbered head.Telempathy|Vance Simonds
Whereon the bloated tyrant sent his prætorians, and enforced payment by scourge and thumbscrew?Froude's History of England|Charles Kingsley