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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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Chris and his mates asked for a go on the machine and he thinks he was doing 20mph when he was garrotted by the lead.
A man is garrotted beside a hotel pool surrounded by dozens of other sun-worshippers, yet none of them witnesses the attack because the killer struck during a solar eclipse.
Ronnie Temple was found garrotted by the poolside at a luxury hotel, and unfortunately potential witnesses were too busy looking at the sky to see who bumped him off.
Not until 20-year-old Banaz Mahmod was garrotted on the orders of her father and her uncle, simply because she'd dared have a relationship with a man they disapproved of.
Richard Lancelyn Green, 50, who co-edited a book about Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was found garrotted in his bed surrounded by cuddly toys and a bottle of gin.
Richard Lancelyn Green, aged 50, who co-edited a book about Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was found garrotted in his bed surrounded by cuddly toys and a bottle of gin.
With its 1991 and 1992 annual reports, telecommunications giant Bell Atlantic garrotted stockholders in two stages:
They are garrotted, stabbed and shot in scenes that combine shocks, scares and black humour.
Chris Richmond, 23, thought he was going to die when he was garrotted with a dog lead as he rode on a motorbike.