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Electrocution   Listen
electrocution  n.  
Execution by electricity. Note: Electrocution as a form of punishment for crime is usually carried out while the victim is sitting in a chair specially designed for the purpose, called an electric chair, fitted with electrodes that contact the head and limbs. To be executed in such a manner is sometimes referred to in grim humor as to ride the lightning.
Synonyms: burning.
Killing by electric shock.

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"Electrocution" Quotes from Famous Books

... remember, came the terrible series of strikes in 1921 and 1922, and the massacres at Hopedale and Boulder, at Los Angeles and Pittsburg, and, worst of all, Gary. That finished what few rights were left, that killing did. And then came the army of spies, and the proscriptions, and the electrocution of those hundred and eleven editors, speakers and organizers—why bring up all these things that we all know so well? We were willing to play the game fair and square, and they refused. Say that, and ...
— The Air Trust • George Allan England

... sons of the prophet had utilised it with no intention of disrespect. The uplifted right knee of the figure on the cross was insulated and wired. War, the moderniser and mocker of Christ, seemed to have devised new pain for the Teacher of Peace. The crucifixion had become the electrocution. ...
— "And they thought we wouldn't fight" • Floyd Gibbons

Words linked to "Electrocution" :   execution, executing, killing, death penalty, electrocute, kill

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