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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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They'd From the ladies who lunch, to the lagerswigging teenage lad-dads, they're just too engrossed in chat or text to pay heed to what their little Tarquin or Jadolena (sorry - that last one should be rendered in capitals to represent the bellowed tone in which names such as "JADOLENA" are hollered cheerfully garrotte across a playground by gum-chewing mums) are up to.
Few experts believe a girl who was slowly strangled with a garrotte was killed by accident.
He died from asphyxiation after a shoelace garrotte was tightened around his neck using a wooden spoon at his south Kensington home but it is unclear whether or not he killed himself, Westminster Coroner's Court was told.
As well as two attempted murder counts, father-of-nine Stone was convicted of seven charges, including possession of nail bombs, three knives, a garrotte and an axe.
The outburst came after the 53-year-old was convicted of trying to murder the senior republicans, when he launched a bizarre one-man assault on the Northern Ireland Parliament buildings armed with explosives, knives, an axe and a garrotte.
He was also charged with possession of explosives with intent to endanger life, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of articles for terrorist purposes, including nail bombs, an axe and a garrotte.
In addition to the attempted murder of Adams and McGuinness and criminal damage, Stone also denies possessing explosives and being armed with knives, a garrotte and an axe.