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Devil on the Neck (A)

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An instrument of torture used by persecuting papists. It was an iron winch which forced a man’s neck and legs together.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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