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[Jap.,=belly-cutting], the traditional Japanese form of honorable suicide, also known by its Chinese equivalent, seppuku. It was practiced by the Japanese feudal warrior class in order to avoid falling into enemy hands.
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For all you optimists out there who still think we will sign someone within this transfer window, I ask you this: "Which decent player in his right mind would contemplate committing hari kari and join Ashley's band of loonies at SJP?
Mr Clegg said: "I think the 150-odd Labour MPs, and the 20-odd Conservative MPs who voted to keep the system were committing political hari kari.
And if it stops the missus committing hari kari having been made to endure the footy, then it's perhaps no bad idea.
The old stadium stood empty and silent above the narrow, tidy streets just 90 minutes after Lawrie Sanchez's side had committed defensive hari kari in front of 14,000 fans.