E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gibbet (g soft).
A foot-pad, who piqued himself on being the best-behaved man on the road. (George Farquhar: Beax Stratagem.)
To gibbet the bread (Lincolnshire). When bread turns out ropy and is supposed to be bewitched, the good dame runs a stick through it and hangs it in the cupboard. It is gibbeted in terrorem to other batches.