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die of throat trouble

To be hanged. Criminals in earlier eras often died of throat trouble or were subject to the guillotine.
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die of throat trouble

Sl. to be hanged. (Old.) He died of throat trouble after the posse caught up with him. The cattle rustler died of throat trouble.
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die of throat trouble

in. to be hanged. (Old.) He died of throat trouble after the posse caught up with him.
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Then she ran to her little cabin, washed herself quickly, and took her dress out which was silvery as the moon, and put it on; and when she went in, looking like a king's daughter, the king went up to her, and rejoiced at seeing her again, and when the dance began he danced with her.