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  • n. Plural form of butcher.
  • n. Variant spelling of butcher's (Cockney rhyming slang).
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of butcher.


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  • Remember Bill Clinton back in 1992 couldn't believe how the former President Bush was dealing with what he called the butchers in Beijing and the dictator in Damascus?

    CNN Transcript Jan 28, 2007

  • The walls are adorned with black and white photos of burly butchers from the Smithfield meat market opposite, and the bar is topped with jars of pickled eggs and pork cockles.

    Breakfast With Percy

  • La Cámara de la Industria Alimenticia de Jalisco is alerting consumers that certain butchers and retail merchants are passing off horsemeat as beef in the metropolitan zone.

    Horsing Around Down at the Carniceria

  • In its own ponderous style, the paper tells us "it has learnt" that an investigation "will be launched into the sale of bogus organic meat in butchers 'shops and at farmers' markets around Britain", as enforcement agencies start a nationwide inquiry into the sale of ordinary meat labelled as more expensive organic produce, after a growing number of reports of the practice.

    They get what they deserve

  • Let us also not forget that Israel also supported - with arms - Latin American butchers like the Samosas in Nicaragua and Mont in Guatemala.

    Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Wednesday

  • “Teabagger Conservatives” are clueless sheep being lead to slaughter having somehow convinced themselves that their butchers are their saviors.

    Think Progress » Former government employee Dana Perino doesn’t trust the government.

  • Among other things, the butchers were accused of charging low prices.

    All Depression, All the Time, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Many were photographed in their working clothes and are easily identified as butchers, soldiers, carpenters or blacksmiths.

    Photography in Sharp Focus

  • In German butchers' shops it's "rouladen," beef rolled around bacon, pickles and onion.

    The Seattle Times

  • Teabaggers are clueless sheep being lead to slaughter having somehow convinced themselves that their butchers are their saviors.

    The Full Feed from


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  • As cockney slang: "Let's have a butchers at that magazine".

    butcher's (hook) = look

    August 16, 2009