|Are you in the genuflecting business?
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Those condemned to die by the axe in Medieval and Renaissance England were obliged to tip their executioner to ensure that he would complete the job in one blow. In some executions, notably that of Mary, Queen of Scots., it took fifteen whacks of the blade before the head was severed.