scavenger's daughter

noun scav·en·ger's daughter \ˈskavə̇njə(r)z-\

Definition of scavenger's daughter

  1. :  an instrument of torture that so compressed the body as to force blood to flow from the nostrils and ears and sometimes from the hands and feet

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Origin and Etymology of scavenger's daughter

scavenger's genitive of 1scavenger, by wordplay from Leonard Skevington or Skeffington, 16th century lieutenant of the Tower of London, inventor of the instrument


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