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There she lay, the Fleming staring at her, with the garrote in his hand.

He was apparently as familiar with the garrote as the knife.

He cleared his throat as though to disembarrass it of a garrote.

They would all be glad to see him seated in the chair of the “garrote.”

If the rascal does recover, what a beautiful subject for the garrote he will make.

What a splendid specimen of the powers of the garrote we have lost!

They had dismounted the old man, and were about to garrote him.

Are you saying that name so that they may garrote you tomorrow on Bagumbayan?

They were fugitives from the noose, from the garrote, from the guillotine.

They garrote people in the most barbarous manner out there now.

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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