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  • Quinn was the first to vocalize what dominated all our minds like a walk up the gallows steps.
  • The term was, however,, particularly applied, in O.E., to a gallows or cross, especially to the Holy Cross on which Christ was crucified, the sense in which the word survives.
  • Perhaps I was over sensitive to such impressions at the time, but I could not help staring at this gallows with a vague misgiving.
  • It's ominous, thinks I. A Coffin my Innkeeper upon landing in my first whaling port; tombstones staring at me in the whalemen's chapel; and here a gallows! and a pair of prodigious black pots too!
  • "The gallows, ye mean.--I am immortal then, on land and on sea," cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision;--"Immortal on land and on sea!"

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