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  • n. Plural form of butchery.


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  • Chair of Paris, and its various students, now looking for distinction as interpreters in the land of RAZZIAS or "butcheries," for the best derivation and historical progress of the term RAZZIA, as used by Christian and civilized nations, in relation to infidel and Mohammedan barbarians.

    Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846

  • It wanted Zambeef, which was already supplying some of its South African outlets and all of its stores in Zambia, to come along and supply and staff its in-store butcheries.

    Expanding a Beef Business in Africa

  • Yet because most of the victims were Kurds, Shiites, marsh Arabs, Iranians and Kuwaitis, the question was why it should matter to the West—anymore than, say, the butcheries in the Congo matter.

    Tyranny and Indifference

  • A tear glistened his eye as he recalled “the soulless butcheries of Goliad and the Alamo,” as the News expressed it.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • These same chops we bought from our local Lebanese butcher (whose premasis is may i add spotlessly clean - not even the rank smell you get in most butcheries) cost $9 for comperable quality.

    The Bright Side of Frugality

  • The two manacled wretches thus saved their necks; but it is to be regretted that the execution did not come off; for some years afterward their devilish propensities led them into Texas, where both engaged in the most horrible butcheries.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • Add in the relatively bush-league butcheries of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge (2.0 million dead), North Vietnam (1.7 million dead), or North Korea (a mere 1.2 million dead), and you push the score well over 100 million.

    "District 9" and UHC

  • Great public assassinations, political and religious butcheries, traverse this underground passage of civilization, and thrust their corpses there.

    Les Miserables

  • Braai Standers: suspicious looking characters usually lurking outside bars and butcheries about to cause havoc and disturb the peace by grilling meat on a braai stand

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • There are reports some butcheries in the east of the country have been selling meat at night to try to dodge price inspectors.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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