Pertaining to judicial execution
(UK Und.) the hanging day, the day of execution.
|Mercurius Democritus 5-12 Oct. 605: He is to be soundly salted and seasoned till next Paddington Faire, that he and the rest of his Seditious Crew may give their Father Old Nick a break-fast at Hide Park corner.|
|Mercurius Democritus 20-27 July 74: He was conveig’d to the University of Newgate, there to learn his lesson against Paddington Fair Day where he [...] will sacrifice the precious plumb of his life.|
|Mercurius Democritus 28 May 10: No way of safety’s left him, then repair / To Paddington he may for help next fair.|
|Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Paddington-Fair, c. an Execution of malefactors at Tyburn.|
|Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) II [as cit. c.1698].|
|New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Paddington fair day an execution day, Tyburn being in the parish, or neighbourhood of Paddington.|
hanging, death by hanging; often as dance the Paddington frisk.
|Life and Character of Moll King 20: This Fellow, with his wagging Nod, it’s hop’d, will, some Time or other, die of a Suffocation in the Road to Paddington.|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
the hood that is pulled over the condemned man’s head before the hanging.
|DSUE (1984) 847/2: early C.19.|