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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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A bathtub garroting scene is brilliantly done, but you have to wade through an awful lot of dull dialogue and moody silences to get there, with the shocks bogged down in the banal.
Radiographs taken in the early 1990s of the mummy from the Hancock Museum, called Kephren, were shown to a forensic expert at the time who concluded that a displaced neckbone would have been caused by garroting.
A BRITISH woman has been convicted of garroting, stabbing and burying the body of an autistic teenager in Western Australia.