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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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I did make threats, but I was not threatening that I was the one who would have him garroted,'' he said.
The brutal killing (Albert Snyder was chloroformed, garroted, and bludgeoned with a window sash weight) was long planned and discussed between Snyder and Gray.
A pensioner has been found garroted in his bed after travelling to Pakistan for a reconciliation with his estranged wife.
An X-ray session yesterday cast doubt on claims that an Egyptian, whose mummified head is in a Newcastle museum, had been garroted.