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  • n. Alternative spelling of garrotte.
  • v. Alternative spelling of garrotte.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
  • v. strangle with an iron collar


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  • It would be difficult to legally distinguish a jump rope from a garotte ....

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What is a zoobow?

  • It was a macabre murder on Christmas, an extraordinary crime scene, which included a lengthy handwritten ransom note, a garotte, and stained underwear (which many years later, yielded the interesting DNA).

    Craig Alan Silverman: JonBenet Truths Might Still Be Told

  • My feeling is that with Maggie Drummond and the arrival of the garotte, or cord, or whatever, the Dodo is close to his kill point.

    Naked Cruelty

  • It would be difficult to legally distinguish a jump rope from a garotte....

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What is a zoobow?

  • I rolled over, trying to heave myself up, as two black figures dropped from the tree almost on top of me; I blundered into one of them, smashed a fist into its face, and then something flicked in front of my eyes, and I only just got a hand up in time to catch the garotte as it jerked back on to my throat.


  • My kids love to decapitate the lamb cake, last year's was the garotte.


  • Nice idea about the garotte, though I think the exact wording involves the word "hands" I suppose he could tie one end of the chain around his gold one, though...

    Casting clues and possible solutions

  • As an aside, it occurred to me that Tyrion could have fulfilled the prophecy if he'd killed Cersei with the same improvised garotte he used to take his revenge on Shae -- and that Jaime might find the Hand's chain of office "handy" himself for the purpose, given that his gold prosthetic isn't really suitable for tasks like strangling psychopathic sisters.

    Casting clues and possible solutions

  • I love the part with Linus trying to garotte Charlie Brown.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Very violent Charley Brown animation

  • I think I'd leave the bows off this one ... unless I could make them out of wired ribbon so that I'd have a handy lockpick/garotte in the unlikely eventuality that I ever DID wake up duct-taped to an aluminum chair.

    August 2007


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