Definition of 'gallows'
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That sounds heavy: in fact, this play abounds in mischievous gallows humour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For all the gallows humour, I know which one felt like the future. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have heard of gallows humour? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Typically in this part of the country the gallows humour wasn't slow in rearing its head. The Sun (2009)On his final night out, gallows humour reigned supreme. The Sun (2015)It taught me tolerance and survival skills; the value of good headphones and gallows humour. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In doing that, he was helping to build the gallows from which he would be hanged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If found guilty, he faces the gallows. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tonight he is forced to head into the English countryside to save a man from the gallows. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They had a deal in common: beauty and a certain gallows humour about the tragedies they shared. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For if there were such a thing as hanging royalty, here was a man to the gallows born. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We made the typical jokes about whether we would be there at the same time the next week - gallows humour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Deadly serious - or gallows humour? Times, Sunday Times (2006)What jury would be willing to send a man to the gallows on the evidence of a gob of sweat smeared on a piece of metal? FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)The planets dangle in a line beside the forest track to the observatory, suspended from wooden gallows and wobbling slightly in the wind. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I like that about football, the gallows humour kicks in. The Sun (2014)The city's souvenir T-shirt shops are also thriving on gallows humour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's how players seem to deal with any crisis - gallows humour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The mayor of a North Dakota tourist town wants to erect a gallows on his front lawn to bring in more visitors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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