Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of decapitation.

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Examples

  • Ryu uses "Obliteration Techniques" resulting in decapitations or cutting off arms and legs.

    Early look: 'Ninja Gaiden II': There will be blood

  • The decapitations were a horror when done by one of our other warriors with a machete or Bowie knife hacking through neck and spinal column or letting arms get in the way so they had to be hacked off before the neck could be reached—nasty business that I regret ever seeing and regret even more that my son saw.

    Our American King

  • The decapitations were the largest single group found in Mexico in recent years.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Historically, narco executions of other criminals have involved other things such as decapitations, messages left on the bodies and other desecrations.

    It may not be a trend, but it does happen

  • The "decapitations" of insurgent leaders in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan is little different — albeit at a lower level — than Operation Phoenix, which killed upwards of 40,000 "insurgent" leaders in South Vietnam during the war in Southeast Asia.

    Conn Hallinan: Shadow Wars

  • Al-Shabaab has subjected populations under its control to targeted killings and assaults, repressive social control, and cruel punishments such as decapitations, amputations, and floggings that are meted out regularly and without due process.

    ReliefWeb - Headlines

  • Killings of police and journalists are common, and gang members have resorted to especially brutal tactics such as decapitations and killing their enemies 'relatives in hopes of intimidating any who would oppose them.

    WCAX - Local News

  • Indeed, given the sheer number of decapitations in the Popol Vuh, the sacred Mayan text that prominently features the game, scholars have not ruled out the possibility that the teams sometimes played with the heads of sacrificial victims.

    Washington's Blood Sport

  • A lie intended to justify the kind of hate that was exhibited in that row of decapitations itself.

    Oklahoma to Sponsor Tea Party Militia?

  • I miss being shocked by violence, but every routine action movie has decapitations ... there

    Film violence fails to deliver the shocks

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