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guillotine
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Great Expectations
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  • When we had shaken hands and he was gone, I opened the staircase window and had nearly beheaded myself, for, the lines had rotted away, and it came down like the guillotine.

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  • I mean, it was like setting up a guillotine in the public square.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He burst out laughing and slammed his cleaver on a salmon, its head shooting across the blood-slicked counter to land perfectly in a little guillotine bucket.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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