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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the stroke of mercy with which an executioner ends by death the sufferings of the condemned; hence, a decisive, finishing stroke.

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  • n. the blow that kills (usually mercifully)

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  • Not that "blow of grease" mightn't be useful in some situations.... ;-)

    February 21, 2007

  • Pronounced "coo-duh-grohce", with the last vowel being the same one as in "hot". It is not pronounced "coo-duh-gro", which means "blow of grease".

    February 21, 2007