butchery

[ boo ch-uh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF butchery
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUTCHERY

And those who had laid their hands to deeds of butchery went as exiles to the Lacedaemonians.

But some there were in that crowd that would be no passive witnesses of this butchery.

Du Sang stood in no need of the butchery; the escape could have been made without it.

At that time the Sultan had just completed the butchery of many Armenians.

You have heard of Brayne's last experiment in butchery, I suppose?

Let us return to the butchery on the boulevard, to the words, "Let my orders be executed!"

Within half an hour after it had begun, the butchery was over.

What a butchery, what an indecency, what an endless swishing of the rod!

Each revolt terminated in the butchery of the unhappy rebels.

He is actually at work doing a bit of butchery on a small warbler.

WORD ORIGIN

"the trade of a butcher," mid-15c., bocherie, from Old French bocherie (13c., Modern French boucherie), from bochier (see butcher (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUTCHERY

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