He had seen the "worship of Reason" established with the decapitation of seven thousand innocent citizens of France.
The manner of it was decapitation, the instrument a mowing machine.
During the Old Kingdom decapitation was the usual means of inflicting death.
"That must have been after the Queen's decapitation," said Berengaria.
He is the gentlest-natured fellow alive, but he feels a vicious pleasure in the decapitation of those yellow, harmless flowers.
Guillotin introduces the machine for decapitation, bearing his name.
True it is that decapitation is a very common punishment in the Chinese army.
In Germany the last witch was executed in 1749, by decapitation.
The decapitation of the begs by Omar Pasha had by no means marked the dawn of a new era for the peasant.
Sometimes the programme was varied by decapitation and even by the stake.
decapitate 1610s, from Fr. decapiter, from L.L. decapitatus pp. of decapitare, from L. de- "off" + caput (gen. capitis) "head" (see head).