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 Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered.Hanging. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hanger (A).
 
Properly the fringed loop or strap hung to the girdle by which the dagger was suspended, but applied by a common figure of speech to the sword or dagger itself.   1
        “Men’s swords in hangers hang fast by their side.”—J. Taylor (1630).
 


 Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered.Hanging. 

 
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