garotte

[ guh-rot, -roht ]SEE DEFINITION OF garotte
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So Garotte became a sort of theocracy, with Judge Rablay as ruler.

Lajeunesse, Garotte, and Muroc were invaluable, each after his kind.

On the way to his house he met Duclosse the mealman and Garotte the lime-burner.

Executed in Porto Rico by the terrible Spanish method of the garotte.

But Bent would croak: "Whitman's struck nothin'; thar ain't no gold in Garotte; it's all work and no dust."

Garotte, therefore, might yet become popular in the larger world, and its evil reputation be removed.

But Garotte had too much experience of life to be won by a stranger's handsome looks.

It was felt that the stranger had bluffed for all he was worth, and that Garotte had come out "at the little end of the horn."

It was part of the unwritten law in Garotte to let every man in such circumstances play his game as he pleased.

No one could imagine why he had come to Garotte, but he had not been half an hour in the place before he was recognized.

WORD ORIGIN

also garrotte, 1620s, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation," from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French guaroc "club, stick, rod, shaft of a crossbow," probably ultimately Celtic, but possibly from Frankish *wrokkan "to twist" (cf. Middle Dutch wroken "to twist").

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