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garrotte

, garrote, garotte
1. a Spanish method of execution by strangulation or by breaking the neck
2. the device, usually an iron collar, used in such executions
3. Obsolete strangulation of one's victim while committing robbery
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Those of us who are pensioners or disabled, and who have managed to struggle up the pedestrianised areas to Broadgate, will in future be faced with negotiating what appear to be paving stones, slippery with water from the fountains and obscured by dry ice - that is if we haven't already tripped over scores of garotted and stunned pigeons, or had to dodge panicky birds unable to negotiate the electrified wires.
Reminded him that, only weeks ago, he was calling for manager to be garotted in the centre circle.
Pete, ready to turn to playing Shakespeare in his search for ways of making money without really having to work, tells jake the story of his "las' dodge": "I whitewashed my hands, and implored persistence as a man what had been garotted.
As for the Dutch and Flemish illustrators: indeed, they had not been on the spot, and if they had, they would have been garotted by the Spaniards, as they garotted all Protestant sailors during the next two centuries who ventured in that part of the world given to them by the Pope.
When I looked down, there was no space for me to get down so I was there for the duration and, with two cameras around my neck, almost garotted myself with my camera straps by the time the Queen walked over.
Gazumped, garotted by red tape and growling with rage he might be, but determined Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Dave Jones may still have eased his side's short-term goalkeeping problem.
Six years later, on July 17th, 1862, Mr Hugh Pilkington MP was garotted and relieved of his watch by two thieves, as he was walking from the House of Commons to the Reform Club.
Millions of TV fans have watched in awe as he's been pummelled in powerball, garotted in the gauntlet and pounded with pugil sticks.