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thumbscrew – 34 results
1. punishment device(part of speech: noun)
Examples of usage:
1. I enter this exquisite Torture Chamber, and I shriek at the first twinge of the thumbscrew and faint at the preliminary embraces of the scavenger's daughter. - "The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne", William J. Locke.
2. Not only do they press the prisoners to confess their crimes, but they press them in a thumbscrew! - "The Roman Question", Edmond About.
3. You may have heard of the rack and the wheel and the thumbscrew at home. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.
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