gallows bird

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  • gallows-bird

EtymologyEdit

Compare virtually identical French construction gibier de potence, and similar English jailbird.

NounEdit

gallows bird (plural gallows birds)

  1. (archaic) A person who deserves to be, or is likely to be hanged.

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 05:31