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What does it mean when you dream about slaughter?

Most people become deeply and violently repulsed after visiting a slaughterhouse. In a dream, a slaughterhouse could be a response to a traumatic experience in one’s waking life.

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References in classic literature ?
One gusty, raw day at the end of April--the rain whipping the pavement of that ancient street where the old Slaughters' Coffee- house was once situated--George Osborne came into the coffee-room, looking very haggard and pale; although dressed rather smartly in a blue coat and brass buttons, and a neat buff waistcoat of the fashion of those days.
I went with a heavy heart, my father, for of all the evil sights that I have seen it seemed to me that this was the most evil--that the Amaboona should be slaughtered thus treacherously, and that the impis should be sent out treacherously to murder those who were left of them, together with their women and children.
"You will answer slaughter with slaughter?" Villa Kennan objected.
Under the skillful generalship of the Circles almost every Woman's charge was fatal and very many extracted their sting uninjured, ready for a second slaughter. But no second blow was needed; the rabble of the Isosceles did the rest of the business for themselves.
Finally, however, Tarzan succeeded in silencing them, on the plea that their noise would attract the Arabs to their hiding-place, when all would be slaughtered.
They were wild with elation, and were for finishing the day in one glorious rush upon the village, during which they would slaughter the last of their foemen.
It was the swiftness of it that made the slaughter so appalling.
I was sick of the slaughter, you see, and besides, they'd helped work the schooner out.
HYDERABAD -- The municipal Commissioner Hyderabad Metropolitan Corporation Shahid Ali Khan asked the officers concerned to unearth all illegal slaughters houses and cattle sheds with immediate effect within the municipal limits of Hyderabad.
Muscat : As part of the Eid Al Adha preparations, Muscat Municipality has geared up to provide an integrated and healthy 'mobile' slaughterhouse at South Mabela for the raise in the number of slaughters during Eid Al Adha .
The person who slaughters the animal is called a shochet, he has trained for many years and uses a surgically sharp knife called a chalaf to slaughter the animal.