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boo cher

  • n  a retailer of meat
  • n  a brutal indiscriminate murderer
  • n  a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
  • n  someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
  • v  kill (animals) usually for food consumption
  • s  used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
  • s  (of male or female homosexuals) characterized by stereotypically male traits or appearance

  • Italian headline writers found a welcoming name for 54-year-old Soviet Polit-burocrat Mikhail Suslov: "The Butcher of Budapest.
  • It sounds like a recurring nightmare: an armed male intruder breaks into a women's dorm and with a gun and a butcher's knife, binds and gags all the residents.
  • Omar is a butcher, with sinewy forearms, a black mustache and sad, dark eyes.
News & Articles

  • Clerk disarms would-be thief
    A would-be convenience store robber wielding a butcher knife was stymied by a fast-moving clerk early Monday morning on Stock Island. The robber apparently didn't expect Tom Thumb clerk Kevens... read more
    June 18, 2013 - Key West Citizen
  • Thieves used butcher knife, large rock in Monroe County pizzeria robbery
    Two thieves used a butcher knife and a large rock to rob a pizza place in Monroe County overnight.
    June 18, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • Mangus well flared-off
    Chesapeake Exploration's Mangus well on Butcher Road was flared-off Sunday after reaching a depth of 800 feet. The rigworkers burn the gas off to prevent it from accumulating and causing an explosion.
    June 18, 2013 - Salem News

  • Helen Mirren in AFP
    Mirren said she used to take "a bit of cocaine. I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a little bit at parties. But what ended it for me was when they caught Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, in the early eighties. He was hiding in South America and...
  • Diego Maradona in The Age
    I don't know why Butcher is taking this attitude,Maradona said of the former England defender who is now assistant manager of Scotland. "If people are fine with me, I'll greet them. Let Butcher get on with his life and I'll get on with my...
  • Adam Smith in Scoop.co.nz
    As Adam Smith said, "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest."

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