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  • Hanged, Drawn And Quartered — Supplice de Hugues le Despenser (manuscrit de Froissart) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hanged — hanged, hung In standard usage, the past tense and past participle of hang is hanged with reference to capital punishment and hung in other meanings. So curtains and pictures are hung but a convicted murderer is (or was) hanged. The distinction… …   Modern English usage

  • hanged / hung —    Hanged is past tense of hang in the sense of executing someone by using a rope around the neck: Outlaws in the Old West were hanged when they could be caught.    Hung is the past tense of hang, but is used for things: Lyda Cain s son never… …   Confused words

  • Hanged, drawn and quartered — (engl.; „erhängt, ausgeweidet und gevierteilt“) war die in England verhängte Strafe für Hochverrat, insbesondere wenn es um Land, Herrscher oder Falschmünzerei ging. Verhängt wurde sie von den Assisen, einem von der Krone eingesetzten Gerichtshof …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hanged — hanged; un·hanged; …   English syllables

  • hanged — (hăngd) v. Past tense and past participle of hang. See Usage Note at hang. * * * …   Universalium

  • hanged — (adj.) put to death by hanging, late 15c., pp. of HANG (Cf. hang). As an expletive, from 1887 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hanged for a sheep as a lamb — This is an expression meaning that if you are going to get into trouble for doing something, then you ought to stop worrying and should try to get everything you can before you get caught …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Hanged, drawn and quartered — The execution of Hugh Despenser the Younger, as depicted in the Froissart of Louis of Gruuthuse To be hanged, drawn and quartered was from 1351 a penalty in England for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during… …   Wikipedia

  • hanged —     It was disclosed that a young white official had been found hanged to death in his cell (New York Times). Hanged to death is a tautology. So too, for that matter, are starved to death and strangled to death. The writer was correct, however,… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • hanged — /hæŋd/ (say hangd) verb 1. past tense of hang. –adjective 2. subjected to the punishment of hanging: the hanged man. –phrase 3. be hanged, Colloquial (used in emphatic assertions): be hanged if I care; I ll be hanged if I ll go …   Australian English dictionary

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