garrotte


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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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Stone was brandishing a fake pistol and had a stockpile of other weapons on him, allegedly including three knives, a garrotte and an axe.
He has also been accused of explosives offences, going into Parliament Buildings with three knives, a garrotte and an axe, possession of an imitation gun, and the assault of one of the Stormont guards who tackled Stone.
All it took to get Michael Stone convicted was for him to be caught on camera (several cameras in fact) charging (well trying to charge) into Stormont with a bag packed with improvised bombs, a hatchet, three knives, a garrotte and waving a handgun.
The killers were said to have broken the solicitor's neck with a makeshift cloth garrotte before faking his suicide.
The Spaniards who had just gone out of the World Cup to South Korea, after a penalty shoot-out, were queuing up to garrotte the pair of them with their boot laces.
Stone, who is now crippled with arthritis, had gone to Stormont armed with explosives, knives, an axe and a garrotte.
As for Danielle, there's more anguished brow-crinkling on her part tonight - even without the knowledge that her grandad is planning to garrotte her.
The one-time loyalist icon, now crippled with arthritis, had gone to Stormont armed with explosives, knives, an axe and a garrotte.
In December 2000, Dalton strangled Mr Murphy in his home using the rope of the old man's dressing gown as a garrotte.
Or off buying fish down the market in a Cockernee accent, ordering pints in the local Stud and Strumpet and seeing off an attack by a "Landan" oik by turning her headscarf into a garrotte in a move Her Maj's 007 would be proud of.