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butchering


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butchering  \Butch"er*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  business  of  a  butcher. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  slaughtering;  the  act  of  killing  cruelly  and 
  needlessly. 
 
  That  dreadful  butchering  of  one  another.  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butcher  \Butch"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Butchered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Butchering}.] 
  1.  To  kill  or  slaughter  (animals)  for  food,  or  for  market; 
  as  to  butcher  hogs. 
 
  2.  To  murder,  or  kill,  especially  in  an  unusually  bloody  or 
  barbarous  manner.  --Macaulay. 
 
  [Ithocles]  was  murdered,  rather  butchered.  --Ford. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butchering 
  n  :  the  business  of  a  butcher  [syn:  {butchery}] 




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