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The Garotte
The Garotte was a standard execution in Spain during the 1800's. It consisted of a rigid, tall backing for a "chair", where the victim sat restrained, with any sort of thin tying-device wrapped around his or her neck. A stick, or stiff object then had the wire wrapped around it. It could then be twisted, slowly tightening the wire around the victim, strangling them to death. Sometimes a stick jutted out behind the neck, snapping the victim's neck for a quicker death.

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