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  Guillotine - LoveToKnow 1911
GUILLOTINE, the instrument for inflicting capital punishment by decapitation, introduced into France at the period of the Revolution.
There is still preserved in the antiquarian museum of Edinburgh the rude guillotine called the "maiden" by which the regent Morton was decapitated in 1581.
The connexion of the instrument with the horrors of the Revolution has hindered its introduction into other countries, but in 1853 it was adopted under the name of Fallschwert or Fallbeil by the kingdom of Saxony; and it is used for the execution of sentences of death in France, Belgium and some parts of Germany.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Guillotine   (454 words)

  Guillotine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The guillotine was adopted as the official means of execution on the 20 March 1792.
The guillotine was from then on the only legal execution method in France until the abolition of the death penalty in 1981, apart from certain crimes against the security of the state, which entailed execution by firing squad.
Audiences to guillotinings told numerous stories of blinking eyelids, moving eyes, movement of the mouth, even an expression of "unequivocal indignation" on the face of the decapitated Charlotte Corday when her cheek was slapped.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guillotine   (1756 words)

 Search Results for "Guillotine"
The guillotine, which used a large falling knife blade,...
...A machine resembling the guillotine for beheading criminals in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; brought to Scotland by the Regent Morton from Halifax, in...
A machine resembling the guillotine, used in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries to behead criminals.
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Guillotine   (246 words)

 Joseph Ignace Guillotin (www.whonamedit.com)
Guillotin also wanted the machine to be hidden from the view of large crowds, in accord with his view that the execution should be private and dignified.
The guillotine was later moved temporarily to Place St. Antoine and from there to the Barrière Ranverse, but was returned to the Place de la Révolution for the execution of the famous revolutionary, Maximilien Marie Isidore de Robespierre (born 1758) and 21 of his followers on the July 28, 1794.
Guillotine was one of the first French doctors to support Edward Jenner’s (1749-1823) discovery and in 1805 was the president of the Committee for vaccination in Paris.
www.whonamedit.com /doctor.cfm/2275.html   (1653 words)

 The Guillotine
The guillotine was an icon for the French Revolution; it embodied a change in politics as well as the age of Enlightenment.
From the guillotine’s proposal, it was to be a new way of carrying out executions and furthering the spirit of equality among the people of France.
The guillotine had been moved previously from the place de Gréve, where Pelletier was executed, to the place de Carrousel, and then on to the place de Révolution where it remained briefly.
www.usd.edu /~jbulman/the_guillotine.htm   (4130 words)

 Guillotine (metalwork) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A guillotine is a machine used to accurately cut sheet metal.
It affects the finish of the cut (burr) and the machine's power consumption, and is directly related to the material's composition.
The cut of a guillotine is in part a fracturing process; the blade partially penetrates the material but the final separation is due to the material fracturing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Guillotine_(metalwork)   (314 words)

 THE CHAPEL PERILOUS: Décolleté ~ The Terror & The Guillotine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Guillotin had in mind when he recommended a design to Dr. Antoine Louis of the Academy of Surgery (in fact, the guillotine was originally known as the Louisette...
But once his public role had been reduced by the guillotine to the mere pulling of a pin the better to show his skill by the sheer numbers that could be dispatched in the shortest amount of time.
The garden trellis, and the guillotine, are alike entwined with the honeysuckle of the new 'sensibility'.
www.sepulchritude.com /chapelperilous/decollete/decollete-revolt.html   (1581 words)

 History of the Guillotine
She was led onto the platform of the guillotine by the executioner and his assistant and strapped to the board which was then tilted into the horizontal and slid forward, so that she could now see directly into the bucket in which her head would land.
Whatever the truth, guillotining is probably one of the least cruel methods of execution and yet one that has a high deterrent value because it is perceived as gruesome.
The guillotine was the catalyst for the famous Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibitions.
www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk /guillotine.html   (3313 words)

 Guillotine - Background, History, Raw Materials, Design, The Manufacturing, Quality Control
The guillotine evokes images of horrifying and bloody public executions during the French Revolution in the eighteenth century.
Joseph Ignace Guillotin was a physician and a deputy of the National Assembly of France, an early stage of the Revolutionary government.
Guillotines were hand crafted locally and were relatively simple to make because they were without ornamentation or refined finishes.
www.madehow.com /Volume-7/Guillotine.html   (2350 words)

Cautious use of the guillotine ensures a balance between the right to debate, versus the need for decisions to be made.
A modified guillotine was first exercised in the British parliament in 1881 during the debate of Bills on Irish affairs.
A guillotine motion may either be expressed as a motion to end debate forthwith; or to end debate by a fixed date and time; or to end debate after a fixed number of parliamentary sittings.
www.geocities.com /Pacific_Future/dict_g.html   (573 words)

 Guillotine - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The guillotine was the invention of a brilliant progressive thinker during the thirteeth century.
The basic concept was shaped after the international peace symbol, a gesture meant to show that the guillotine was (and for that matter still is) a unit of peaceful intentions and a gesture from the humble upper class towards the unfortunate as a means of insuring order.
Dr. Guillotine was noted for his advances in medical practices, and often used a modification of Sir Halifax's invention for precise methods of amputation.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Guillotine   (1326 words)

 Etherington & Roberts. Dictionary--guillotine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All guillotines built for the printing and binding trades permit the squaring of a sheet, or section, provided that none of the dimensions exceeds the cutting length of the machine.
Modern electronic guillotines have movements which are actuated by a series of relays and contactors brought into operation through the medium of a number of thyratrons, tubes, and photoelectric eye units.
Modern guillotines also have safety devices which reduce the element of risk, assuming that the proper precautions are taken and the mechanism is not altered.
palimpsest.stanford.edu /don/dt/dt1668.html   (360 words)

 The History of the Guillotine
Guillotine like machines seem to have functioned in Germany, Great Britain and Italy before 1300, but there is no clear evidence to prove this.
The guillotine was to become a part of the Tussauds Waxworks.
On June 17th Weidmann is guillotined outside the Prison St. Pierre in Versailles.
www.metaphor.dk /guillotine/Pages/History.html   (1259 words)

 IE/Win Guillotine Bug
The Guillotine is a bug that chops off the bottom part of floated elements when certain links are hovered over.
Guillotine invoking links should be in this content.
However, the effect of the Guillotine is noticeable only when the float is taller than the non-floated content that follows it.
www.positioniseverything.net /explorer/guillotine.html   (1308 words)

 The Guillotine : French Revolution : Madame Guillotine : Executions : Details : Napoleonic Wars : History
Designed by Dr Joseph Guillotine, a man described as kindly and who wanted to make execution more humane, the guillotine quickly became a symbol of tyranny during the French Revolution.
Victims were placed on a bench, face down, and their necks positioned between the uprights.
That piece of gruesome news would not have worried the crowd, which continually called for aristocratic and royalist blood to be spilt.
www.napoleonguide.com /guillotine.htm   (194 words)

A doctor, Dr. Joseph Guillotine was the "inventor" of this machine that beheads the victim by dropping a sharp blade that is weighted at a measured distance.
He or she is then pushed forward and the head sits within the circle making it nearly impossible to keep the blade from its deadly capitation.
Guillotine had sought to make executions of all persons as painless as possible and based on his medical studies knew that decapitation at the neck was as painless as possible.
www.aphf.org /guillotine.html   (224 words)

 Guillotine - Dream Symbols - Dreams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Guillotines are specific devices that were actually invented to be humane.
Before the guillotine, death could be very messy, with firing squads that missed, hangings that went awry and so on.
For most of us, the image of the guillotine is firmly connected with the French revolution, where the unwashed masses of France rose up against the cultured, powdered elite.
www.bellaonline.com /ArticlesP/art22928.asp   (282 words)

 No. 1448: Guillotin/Guillotine
Joseph Guillotin was a physician and a member of the Constituent Assembly in the early days of the French Revolution.
Guillotin's mother may've been an early influence on his later advocacy of the beheading machine.
Since Guillotin himself was an aristocrat, he narrowly escaped perishing on a guillotine.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi1448.htm   (523 words)

 Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
Premise: Sent by the Ching Emperor to destroy Ching rebels, the vicious and blind assassin known as the Flying Guillotine interrupts a deadly martial arts competition in the hopes of killing the famous One Armed Boxer to avenge the death of his two students.
The concept of the guillotine as a portable weapon was not new.
Master of the Flying Guillotine is a guilty pleasure for moviegoers who enjoy a bit of overindulgence.
www.kungfucinema.com /reviews/masteroftheflyingguillotine.htm   (1116 words)

 Decollete: Guillotine: The French Kiss Archives
But once his public role had been reduced by the guillotine to the mere pulling of a pin the better to show his skill by the sheer numbers that could be dispatched in the shortest amount of time.
The garden trellis, and the guillotine, are alike entwined with the honeysuckle of the new 'sensibility'.
The Guillotine was in use in France as it's official form of capitol punishment until 1977.
www.blastmilk.com /decollete/guillotine   (3188 words)

The Guillotine's predecessors included the Scottish Maiden, the Italian Mannaia and the English Halifax Gibbet which were in irregular use In the Middle Ages.
In 1790, National Assembly delegate Dr. Joseph Guillotin proposed that torture be abolished and a humane and equal death penalty be applied in the form of a decapitation machine.
During the Age of Imperialism, the guillotine was taken wherever the French Empire extended---- to the Caribbean, and Asia especially.
www.angelfire.com /ca6/frenchrevolution89/guillotine.html   (744 words)

 Guillotine Review
Guillotine, on the other hand, is an unmitigated delight, but then again it might not really have been designed by Wizards of the Coast.
Guillotine is less confrontational, recasting the players from 1920s mob bosses to executioners of the French revolution.
The line of people getting herded to the guillotine is longer than at Space Mountain, but to an executioner it’s the quality of the head that matters, not the quantity.
www.gamereport.com /tgr19/guillotine.html   (765 words)

 infernal device - Guillotine
One of the most recognized and feared instruments of execution, the guillotine had existed in simpler forms since the 14th century.
It was the French physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin who refined the workings to a bloody efficiency, later used almost non-stop during the Reign of Terror.
The operation of the machine was simple - the victim would be bound to the bascule, a pivoting plank which was then tilted horizontally so that the victim's head could be secured beneath the semi-circular lunette.
www.occasionalhell.com /infdevice/detail.php?recordID=Guillotine   (134 words)

 Guillotine definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Guillotine: A machine used during (and after) the French Revolution for beheading people condemned to death, by means of a heavy sharp blade that slid down within vertical guides.
By extension, "guillotine" refers to any shearing machine or instrument (such as a paper cutter, a book trimmer, etc.) that is like a guillotine in its action.
Appalled by the cruel methods (such as torture) by which people were then executed, Dr. Guillotin argued before the French National Assembly in 1789 that painless and private beheading by machine should become the standard means for capital punishment in a civilized society such as in France.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=14889   (325 words)

 * Dusted Reviews - Circle *
Throughout much of Guillotine, Finland's premiere drone-rock ensemble severs itself from the hard riffs and stoic repetition that have defined its approach since its 1991 inception.
For the bulk of its duration, Guillotine evokes a pack of drunken trolls stumbling around a fire, alternately casting spells, sleepwalking, gnawing on bones or having an acoustic hootenanny.
Guillotine marks one of the stranger turns in a career already dotted with absurd mood swings and radical shifts in direction.
www.dustedmagazine.com /reviews/1220   (410 words)

 HistoryWiz: The Guillotine
Although the guillotine's fame dates from its extensive use during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, the first guillotine-like instrument was used as early as 1307.
There is also some evidence to suggest that the head retained some life for a moment after the head was severed and so the death might not be as quick as has been supposed.
Although the guillotine is most closely associated with the French, the Nazis guillotined more people than were killed during the French Revolution.
www.historywiz.com /guillotine.htm   (559 words)

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