When a large number of bricks must be cut, you might want to rent an electric power saw adapted with a masonry blade or a manual cutting machine called a guillotine .
All week, the government was making frequent use of the parliamentary device known as the guillotine .
The real possibility of a civil war loomed over the citizens of the Empire, like the shadow cast from the blade of a guillotine waiting to fall.
Careening into the cobblestone street, the blade looked like a guillotine crashing down on its victim.
Did she really want to cry and break just before the rusted, old, bloody blade of the guillotine dropped?
They want to guillotine these people without any evidence.
Deal 12 noble cards face-up in a row and put the cardboard guillotine at the start.
Members of Parliament did not want or pretend to be representative: the word ‘democracy’ conjured up in the minds of most of them the spectre of the French Revolution and the guillotine .
Her wrists were bound together with rope, and so were her ankles, her neck open to the air and the world, and her entire body was in a guillotine , the blade lingering high above.
When the guillotine dropped on King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, it might have been thought that France had abandoned all trappings of aristocracy.