hanged, drawn and quartered

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hanged, drawn and quartered (not comparable)

  1. The death sentence previously passed on those guilty of high treason.

References[edit]

2005: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 17th ed. Edited John Ayto: Widenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 0-304-35783-9.