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abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858) Brown , John Brown
Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701) Captain Kidd , Kidd , William Kidd
United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822) Denmark Vesey , Vesey
person who deserves to be hanged gallows bird
soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776) Hale , Nathan Hale
(Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them Haman
platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded) scaffold
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