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  • n  an instrument of execution for execution by strangulation
  • v  strangle with an iron collar
    people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain

  • Boris Johnson in Pocket Gamer
    It is time someone had the guts to stand up, cross the room and just say no to Nintendo,Johnson wrote, quite passionately. "It is time to garrotte the Game Boy and paralyse the PlayStation, and it is about time, as a society, that we...
  • Dennis Rader in Newsday
    Too late, she realized his dreaded intention,Rader wrote later in a secret diary he kept of his murders, which reads like the screenplay of a horror film. "The end came in about two to three minutes, as the garrotte tightened and...

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