A machine which makes a Frenchman shrug his shoulders with good reason. In his great work on _Divergent Lines of Racial Evolution_, the learned Professor Brayfugle argues from the prevalence of this gesture -- the shrug -- among Frenchmen, that they are descended from turtles and it is simply a survival of the habit of retracing the head inside the shell. It is with reluctance that I differ with so eminent an authority, but in my judgment (as more elaborately set forth and enforced in my work entitled _Hereditary Emotions_ -- lib.
A machine for beheading a person by one stroke of a heavy ax or blade, which slides in vertical guides, is raised by a cord, and let fall upon the neck of the victim.
Any machine or instrument for cutting or shearing, resembling in its action a guillotine.
To behead with the guillotine.
A machine for the simultaneous cutting of a number of sheets or boards.
A machine that can cut large numbers of paper sheets in a single cut
A machine used to trim stacks of paper, which works like the original French guillotine worked. A cutting blade moves between two upright guides and slices the paper uniformly as it moves downward.
A device for decapitating a person by means of a large blade sliding between to grooved posts.
instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles; used for beheading people
kill by cutting the head off with a guillotine; "The French guillotined many Vietnamese while they occupied the country"
a tool designed to produce quick, easy, and straight cuts through paper , sheet metal , and some other materials
A machine for cutting paper.
A blade carrying device used to cut newly split piece of cane to the proper length. The cane is placed into a bed and the blade comes down on it.
Device that is used to cut or trim stacks of paper to the desired size, similar to the
A device equipped with explosive blades used to cut cables, water lines, wires, etc. during separation of spacecraft modules.
a machine with a power driven vertical blade used to cut up bales of polymer or compound into conveniently sized pieces
a device to trim paper or board before or after printing. Fitted with a powerful clamp to ensure that the paper is kept absolutely square during the cut, and maybe computerised to carry out a complex sequence of cuts.
A machine used to cut or trim a large number of sheets of paper accurately.
Device that is used to cut or trim stacks of paper to the desired size. Three types exist â€“ manually operated, electrically powered cutters and automatic spacing cutters.
Cutting device that consists of a single blade that descends between guides for chopping fibers, plastic strands, etc.
Machine which cuts paper into sheets. Programmatic guillotines can perform a whole series of measured cuts without re-setting for each measurement.
A French guillotine-style cutting machine that trims stacks of paper to size with a chopping downward movement.
A device developed in France to inflict the death penalty through decapitation by the dropping of a weighted and sharp metal blade onto the restrained neck of a convict.
An instrument for trimming sheets of paper (with a downward cutting action). Guillotines are usually ‘stand alone’ pieces of equipment, but on some label presses, they are built into the main machine.
A guillotine is a machine used to accurately cut sheet metal. It may be foot-operated (or less commonly hand-operated), or powered. An angled blade is driven down which slices the metal along the length of the cut, shearing it off very cleanly.
This trick makes it seem that a blade of a guillotine passes through a person's neck without harming him/her.