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  • As government reinforcements arrived and fighting intensified the scene resembled an "abbatoir," the spokesman said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The debolding of 'abbatoir' was my last edit, though it's not immediately obvious in the summary.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • The 'abbatoir' I am best acquainted with shoots them between the eyes.

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  • Mother dead in childbirth, see, orphaned when his old man was killed for his gambling debts, hung by handcuffs on an abbatoir meathook and shot dead as the boy watched from his hiding-place.

    A Homage to Heroes

  • He's railed about the unfairness of it all, being dropped from the Rams 'buyers' consortium and bleating like a sheep at the abbatoir door about lies set against him (Actually, Limbaugh whining about “lies” against him is like the master burglar complaining to his landlord to put extra locks on his apartment's door 'cause some thief might break in ').

    Sacked!

  • Nanogenarian Moukhtar Itani said Beirut's abbatoir was overseen by a rabbi called Salamon, and doctor Nassim Chams, dubbed "healer of the poor," tended the sick.

    Magda Abu-Fadil: Lebanon's Jews: Loyalty to Whom? BBC Documentary Tracks Vanished Community

  • I find it curious that those who criticize hunting as "cruel" assume that an abbatoir or slaughterhouse is presumably a more humane environment.

    do you think hunting is cruel?

  • Both life and death move him: a donkey dragging a rubbish cart; a wagon with bulls recently slaughtered at the abbatoir.

    A Lyric, Elegiac Lament for a Lost World

  • If you are wondering why my essay has veered from food to saints, you should know that Aertsen's abbatoir frames the image of an actual saint, if there is such a thing.

    John Seed: Fast Food Art vs. Slow Food Art

  • But, smart as they might be, and in part because of their generally mindless prejudices, the comfy Academics about to be sent the employment abbatoir are just lambs to the Labour slaughter, strike or no strike.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

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  • Urban Dictionary propagates all manner of strange things. ;-)

    July 13, 2007

  • Aha! I think Urban Dictionary is propagating bad spelling. Off with its head!

    July 13, 2007

  • Is this sposta be abattoir, or am I obtuse?

    July 13, 2007