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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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The angle was all wrong, but I reasoned that, in a kneeling position if I leaned forward hard and long enough against the pull of the chain, then I may succeed in garrotting myself.
More than 1,000 incriminating files were found on his lap-top, including details of "household torture techniques" and garrotting.
The Manic Street Preachers won Britain's best band in 1997 and '99 - what I wouldn't give now to see Nicky Wire back at Earl's Court, whacking James Blunt with his vacuum and garrotting Katie Melua with a feather boa.