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Definition of "gallows-bird" [gallows-bird]

  • A person who deserves to be hanged. (noun)
  • One who has been hanged. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "gallows-bird" in a sentence
  • "Hath this gallows-bird aught remaining wherewith to buy slave-girls?"
  • "Quoth Zurayk, who returned at the sound, Thy perfidy hath come to light, O gallows-bird!"
  • "“He is a gallows-bird that will get on in the world,” said Etienne, careless whether the wily schemer overheard the remark or not, as he shut the door of the box."
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