Antedating of "Guillotine"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 30 02:49:12 UTC 2014

guillotine (OED 1793)

1792 _Evening Mail_ (London) 23 July - 25 July (British Newspapers 1600-1950)  The same Minister demanded, that the mode of punishment be fixed on, to be executed in consequence of sentences from Courts Martial, -- in Camps where the Guillotine has not yet been introduced.

Fred Shapiro

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