Noyades

Noyades, drownages superintended during the Reign of Terror at Nantes by the attorney Carrier, and effected by cramming some 90 priests in a flat-bottomed craft under hatches, and drowning them in mid-stream after scuttling the boat at a signal given, followed by another in which some 138 persons suffered like “sentence of deportation”; of these drownages there are said to have been no fewer first and last than 25.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Nox * Nubia
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Noumena
Nova Scotia
Nova Zembla
Novalis
Novatian
November
Novgorod
Nox
Noyades
Nubia
Numa Pompilius
Numantia
Numbers, Book of
Numidia
Numismatics
Numitor
Nuneaton
Nur ed-Din, Mahmoud
Nüremberg

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Noyades in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable