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A lamb was slaughtered, green peas were picked, and a plum-pudding made.

On kin of Cain was the killing avenged by sovran God for slaughtered Abel.

(p. 228) God have mercy on this wronged and slaughtered people.

The stranger with the crimson robe pursued, And slaughtered with axes and blades.

The Artaud butcher had just slaughtered Matthew, the pig, in the shed.

Even Martine had at last said that he ought to be slaughtered, if only through pity.

The voice of her weeping was like the distressful cry of the slaughtered lamb.

But she had not nearly enough, and her armies were slaughtered like sheep in consequence.

I have given an ox, two pigs and a calf to be slaughtered for the occasion.

The turkeys have been slaughtered and are smoking on the fire.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "killing of a cattle or sheep for food, killing of a person," from a Scandinavian *slahtr, akin to Old Norse slatr "a butchering, butcher meat," slatra "to slaughter," slattr "a mowing" from Proto-Germanic *slukhtis, related to Old Norse sla "to strike" (see slay (v.)) + formative suffix (cf. laugh/laughter). Meaning "killing of a large number of persons in battle" is attested from mid-14c. Old English had slieht "stroke, slaughter, murder, death; animals for slaughter;" cf. sliehtswyn "pig for killing."

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