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[Jap.,=belly-cutting], the traditional Japanese form of honorable suicide, also known by its Chinese equivalent, seppuku. It was practiced by the Japanese feudal warrior class in order to avoid falling into enemy hands.
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Amarula Ridge nearly committed hari-kiri at Doncaster last month but still stayed on in good style to win the intercasino.
But they wasted an overlap along the right inside Wales' 22 and then committed hari-kiri.
Sure, it mightbe unsettling watchingyour pal look as though he's committing hari-kiri before his starter, but his box of tricks comes in handy when you head for the pub later and realise you've forgotten your darts.
But the home side committed hari-kiri after the break by giving away two penalties in five minutes.
Meanwhile Britain's bookmakers, a calculating breed not known for suicidal tendencies, must have contemplated collective hari-kiri at Phil Mitchell's efforts to run a book.
If anyone had said to me back then that it was going to get worse before it got better I'd have considered Hari-kiri or at least attempted to hibernate until it did.