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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 animals walking past cannot detect the wire and as the terrified creature struggles to free itself from the device, the wire gets tighter and tighter, digging into its skin and eventually garrotting it to death.
Home Office Pathologist Sir Colin Berry determined Mr Green had died from asphyxia as a result of garrotting.
Or had Rosa flipped, stuffed some cotton wool in her mouth and given her the full Marlon Brando "you donna disarespecta da family" routine, before garrotting her with Pauline's washing-line and stuffing her body into one of the launderette's service wash bags?
Maudsley was jailed in 1974 for stabbing and garrotting an uncle.