Note to Romeo and Juliet, 3.5.155: "Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither."


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Act 3, Scene 5, line 155.
hurdle: a sledge or frame used to drag prisoners to execution. In the image below you can see two prisoners being dragged to the gallows on hurdles.

Detail from the execution of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators, January 31, 1606.