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- n. an iron collar formerly used in Spain to execute people by strangulation
- n. something, especially a cord or wire used for strangulation
- v. to execute by strangulation
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. strangle with an iron collar
- n. an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
Sometimes with a long rifle, sometimes up very close and personally with a knife or garrotte for the sake of silence.
Electrical cord had been wound around her head and the small handle of a magnifying glass had been used to tighten it like a garrotte.
I'll pull a near all-nighter writing rot of life's garrotte, the dead line pulling tighter.
And late that night, after all the children were nestled snug in their beds, dreaming of sugarplums and what not, Betty would quietly enter the housekeeper's bedroom and choke her out with a garrotte, and subsequently disposing of her body in Lake Memphremagog.
Case saw the crude wooden handles that drifted at either end of the garrotte, like worn sections of broom handle.
On the merest criticism of tax credits from the say Purnell-led frontbench, he'd gnaw our green leather seats through to their springs and garrotte with the microphones that dangle from the eves whomsoever of our number happened to be in the way.
The way I heard it, they were ruled a safety hazard; some 'air rage' pisshead might grab it and use it as a garrotte.
Necros uses the headphone chord of his Walkman as a garrotte and has clever milk bottle bombs.
He was wearing a grey suit, white cotton shirt and an expensive necktie of watered red silk which I attempted, unsuccessfully, to use as a garrotte.
Some passed out and did not then feel the garrotte first slide and then tighten round their necks.
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