scavenger's daughter

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

Definition of scavenger's daughter

: 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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History and Etymology for scavenger's daughter

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

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“Scavenger's daughter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scavenger%27s%20daughter. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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