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Iron collar   /ˈaɪərn kˈɑlər/   Listen
Iron collar

An instrument of execution for execution by strangulation.  Synonyms: garotte, garrote, garrotte.

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"Iron collar" Quotes from Famous Books

... along the deck towards the bridge just as two of the braves lifted the prisoner to his feet, which a third had freed from a thong of hide, bound so tightly around them that it had literally cut into the flesh. His hands were tied in the same manner, and round his neck was an iron collar, with a chain about six feet in length which was secured at the end to another band around the waist of one of ...
— By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore, and Other Stories • Louis Becke

... 'But the child's more. "Dada" he says, an' "Mumma" he says, with his great rollin' head-piece all hurdled up in that iron collar. He won't live long—his backbone's rotten, like. But they Copleys do just about set store by him—five bob or ...
— A Diversity of Creatures • Rudyard Kipling

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