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  • n  a great sacrifice; an ancient Greek or Roman sacrifice of 100 oxen

  • What a hecatomb that country would know if we were stupid or cowardly enough to abandon it!" The Open Cathedral.
  • The arrival of newlywed Criminologist Hatch and his bride in a sleepy Pennsylvania village precipitates a hecatomb.
  • If Obama does a good job on those matters, as far as I am concerned he can offer a hecatomb of goats to Apollo, or dismiss the gods as the fictions of mankind, and good luck to him.

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