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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GARROTER

"I know the way," whispered the garroter, and a few gathered around him.

In his youth he had been a highwayman, and probably a garroter.

A garroter lay on the roof ready to entangle me with his noose if I should escape the dagger of the old hag.

He was a garroter by profession, accustomed to rely upon his fists only for the exchange of amenities.

He is a harmless enough fellow, Parker by name, a garroter by trade, and a remarkable performer upon the Jew's harp.

He is a harmless enough fellow, Parker by name, a garroter by trade, and a remarkable performer upon the jew's-harp.

One hand of the garroter was on his throat, the other was busily rifling his pockets.

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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