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instrument of torture

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person

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Examples

  • Many passages in Lord Byron's poetry show that he intended to make this daughter a future partisan against her mother, and explain the awful words he is stated in Lady Anne Barnard's diary to have used when first he looked on his little girl, ” 'What an instrument of torture I have gained in you!'

    Lady Byron Vindicated

  • I'd like to see the man that would persuade me to put blinders or check-reins or any other instrument of torture on my horses.

    Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography

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