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 Death’s Head on a Mopstick.Debateable Land. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Deaths-man.
 
An executioner; a person who kills another brutally but lawfully.
       
“Great Hector’s deaths-man.”
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Heywood: Iron Age.
 


 Death’s Head on a Mopstick.Debateable Land. 

 
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