But of course no such “prophetic sight” or “spiritual glance,” as Villard also imagined it, carried that far from the scaffold.
Two young black men stood under a scaffold outside the church trying to keep dry.
For me, technology is a delightfully helpful crutch to scaffold me into more advanced meditative practices.
Fra Silvestro, the imbecile, was the first taken to the scaffold.
He was therefore condemned, and perished on the scaffold for the crime.
The mob came only to the foot of the scaffold though, from where they seemed satisfied to see the law take its course.
He was adjudged to the scaffold—he smiled when he heard the sentence.
I have relieved the world of a monster, and now I am ready to receive my reward, even if it be the scaffold.
Then he got into the cab with the same mien as he would have ascended the scaffold.
Close by the scaffold stood Robert Livingston, a citizen who had always been strongly opposed to Leisler.
mid-14c., "wooden framework used in building, etc., temporary structure for workmen to make walls," a shortening of an Old North French variant of Old French eschafaut "scaffold" (Modern French échafaud), probably altered (by influence of eschace "a prop, support") from chaffaut, from Vulgar Latin *catafalicum (see catafalque). Meaning "platform for a hanging" is from 1550s. Dutch schavot, German Schafott, Danish skafot are from French. As a verb from 1540s.