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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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As incidences of garotting gained a grip, it was widely believed that ticket-of-leave men were the perpetrators of these crimes.
This letter was the start of many journalistic investigations into the art and physical effects of garotting.
Putting the hug on', as garotting was known in rough slang, was brutally suppressed after a leading Member of Parliament was attacked.
TWO thugs were each jailed for four years after garotting a cabbie and leaving him dead for the sake of a pounds 2.
In 1856 and 1862 garotting scares occurred in London, with more than a passing resemblance to the Monster phenomenon.
Squeamish moments will include the murderer finishing off one victim by burying him alive and killing a woman by tying her to a swing and garotting her with cheese wire.