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  • n. Plural form of kneecapping.


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  • All those years of violence, of bombings and kneecappings, of futility and death, rise up again on a beautiful afternoon in rural Kent.

    Barry McGuigan's past compels him to make Carl Frampton the future

  • The image we have of Europe in the '60s is of a continent in the midst of some kind of political revolution, with stenciled portraits of Che Guevara painted on ancient walls, terrorist bombings, kneecappings and the occasional assassination of political and business leaders.

    Shades Of The'60s

  • Although for much of the time the various teams within the city operated in tandem, respecting each other's territory, there were sporadic turf wars characterised by tit-for-tat shootings, with kneecappings a popular form of warning or 'frightener'.

    Both Sides of the Fence -A Life Under Cover

  • The Hurt Locker and Far Cry; judges, while not generally appearing sympathetic, nevertheless allowed the cases to proceed for quite some time before administering their own Preston-style kneecappings.

    Ars Technica

  • The partner in the law practice, Robin Heer allegedly once told her that he knew people who could do kneecappings.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Cocaine was their trade and kneecappings their preferred negotiation method, but the members of this gang didn't confine their violence to the criminal milieu. | Top Stories

  • The prosecution said 16 men were involved in a brawl, part of a "tit-for-tat" battle between the Comanchero and Hells Angels motorcycle gangs which had resulted in drive-by shootings, firebombings and kneecappings. | Top Stories

  • Add in "punishment" kneecappings in republican areas, and it is clear that the splinter groups are attempting to build a small-scale version of the Provisional IRA, which has now gone out of business.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • He added: "Have you used them in kneecappings?" to which Mr Dinsmore is said to have replied: "We don't do kneecappings anymore, we just give them flesh wounds."

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • This is kneecappings, executions, disappearances against mostly Fatah members and supporters, but not exclusively.

    Democracy Now!


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