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  • verbslay and prepare animal for meat
  • verbruin

synonyms for butchered

  • slaughter
  • carve
  • clean
  • cure
  • cut
  • dress
  • joint
  • liquidate
  • salt
  • smoke
  • stick
  • beef up
  • cut down
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She looked so delighted, and yet it made me sick to think of his having been butchered so.
A CONFEDERATE GIRL'S DIARYSARAH MARGAN DAWSON
Even a few, who were saved by the soldiers, satiated with blood, were next day miserably butchered by orders from the general.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.I., PART E.DAVID HUME
He would have butchered another ox, but as the boat would now hold no more, Duff with difficulty made him stop.
RALPH GRANGER'S FORTUNESWILLIAM PERRY BROWN
Houses were burned, plantations destroyed and the inhabitants butchered.
THE INDIAN: ON THE BATTLE-FIELD AND IN THE WIGWAMJOHN FROST
The men were all butchered, and eighty women and children were sent to join those in a house near the Nana.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
Men, and even mere boys, of the reformed faith were butchered in their homes, in the arms of their wives or their mothers.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
At about eight o'clock they entered unopposed the Gray Friars, and butchered every Huguenot they found.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
Persistently refusing to exhibit his warrant, for three days the governor butchered the citizens at will.
HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE HUGUENOTSHENRY BAIRD
Every man in that portion of trench was killed—one might almost say butchered—without a chance of resistance.
GRAPES OF WRATHBOYD CABLE
Samuel Hill and his family were captured, and the younger children butchered.
A HALF CENTURY OF CONFLICT - VOLUME IFRANCIS PARKMAN
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