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Hangman, a public executioner, one whose office it is to put to death in any manner: Meas. IV, 2, 18. Meas. IV, 2, 18 IV, 3, 28. Merch. IV, 1, 125. Wint. IV, 4, 468. Wint. IV, 4, 468 H4A I, 2, 76. H4A I, 2, 76 I, 3, 166. II, 1, 70. II, 1, 70 Cor. I, 5, 7. II, 1, 103. Tim. II, 2, 100. Mcb. II, 2, 28. Oth. I, 1, 34. Ant. III, 13, 130. Cymb. V, 4, 179. Per. IV, 6, 137. Cupid called so in jest as the executioner of human hearts: “the little h. dare not shoot at him,” Ado III, 2, 11.* “the h. boys,” Gent. IV, 4, 60, probably the servants of the public executioner, not == the rascally boys, as Intpp. would have it.
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