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noun as in massacre

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In the 1980s, archaeologists started finding butchery marks on fossil bones in East Africa, and going, okay, early humans were eating these animals.

Much of this work has focused on reconstructing ecology and behavior of these peoples by studying their patterns of hunting and butchery as well as analyzing the mobility of their prey species through isotopic analysis.

Poultry shears can also be useful for quick, efficient butchery.

Somerville will next determine whether other animal bones from the ancient sediment display butchery marks, breaks where marrow was removed or burned patches from cooking.

Eggshells lay among numerous animal bones, some of which displayed possible butchery marks and signs of burning.

He was the first diplomat on the scene to witness the butchery in Sabra and Shatila in September 1982.

At best, he and other dictators will draw the lesson that they need to commit their butchery in other ways.

The Daily Beast: In the 1920s, Chaim Soutine riffed on Rembrandt's butchery.

None of which would pardon nor condone the butchery he is said to have unleashed.

Women are taking butchery classes and embracing the new compassionate meat-eating ethos.

The Seneschal turned to her again with his unanswered questions touching the end of that butchery above-stairs.

To be sure, he might kill the dog with the hatchet, but such butchery was repugnant to him, and he quickly dismissed the idea.

The warmth of the flowing blood and the site of the shocking butchery made Fergan reel with dizziness.

Prison after prison was invested, entered, and under the same form of proceeding made the scene of the same inhuman butchery.

The whole sight was a good deal like butchery, and Colin felt a little uncomfortable.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to butchery, such as: bloodbath, bloodletting, carnage, annihilation, bloodshed, and decimation.

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