They were screeching as if in anger, but still remained perched on the tree, which they probably mistook for a gibbet.
The gibbet remained for three years, and was then blown down in a gale.
To me and not to the gibbet he shall pass—fitting punishment to both.
I avoided the gibbet which, however, should not have dishonored me as I should only have been hung.
He was carried to London in a horse-litter, was fastened by an iron chain to a gibbet, and so roasted to death.
Fire and gibbet had been mercilessly employed to destroy it.
His mother could neither go into nor out of her cabin without seeing his body swinging from the gibbet.
The gibbet and the fearful "estrapade" had not deterred them.
Thus he was led to the gibbet, accompanied by a larger crowd than most have at their hanging, so much was he hated in the town.
But once a gibbet stood on Wapping Wharf, and pirates were hanged upon it.
early 13c., "gallows," from Old French gibet "gallows; a bent stick," diminutive of gibe "club," perhaps from Frankish *gibb "forked stick." The verb meaning "to kill by hanging" is from 1590s. Related: Gibbeted; gibbeting. "Originally synonymous with GALLOWS sb., but in later use signifying an upright post with projecting arm from which the bodies of criminals were hung in chains or irons after execution" [OED].