Bridport dagger

Bridport dagger
   a hangman's rope
   The Dorset town, with a climate suited to growing flax, was noted for its ropewalks. An inn at Tyburn was so called:
    He was soon chatting up Hangmen and their 'Prentices, while standing them pints at their Local, the Bridport Dagger. (Pynchon, 1997)
   If you were stabbed by a Bridport dagger, you were hanged.

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