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butcher

noun
(1) One who slaughters animals, or dresses their flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food.
(2) A person who kills people in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty.

verb To murder or kill, usually in a barbarous manner.
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Being, by that time, rather tired of this kind of life, and having received new provocation from the butcher, I throw the flower away, go out with the butcher, and gloriously defeat him.
Then the butchers saw that they must meet craft with craft; and they said to him, "Come, brother butcher, if you would sell meat with us, you must e'en join our guild and stand by the rules of our trade.
Then some of the butchers came to him to make his acquaintance.
The butcher was so much in earnest with his sweetbread of lamb, or whatever the dainty might be, that he tried every accessible door of the Seven Gables, and at length came round again to the shop, where he ordinarily found admittance.
The farrier looked at the landlord, and the landlord looked at the butcher, as the person who must take the responsibility of answering.
Among these were a couple of cyclists, a jobbing gardener I employed sometimes, a girl carrying a baby, Gregg the butcher and his little boy, and two or three loafers and golf caddies who were accustomed to hang about the railway station.
Now I thought that the butcher would not let his horse out like that without knowing where it was going.
It strongly advised that the Butcher should be Conveyed in a separate ship: But the Bellman declared that would never agree With the plans he had made for the trip:
Luckily a butcher soon came by, driving a pig in a wheelbarrow.
A butcher I once dealt with occupied that very ground.
Joey and his father were shadowing a pork-butcher's shop, pocketing the sausages for which their family has such a fatal weakness, and so when the butcher engaged Joey as his assistant there was soon not a sausage left.
I struggled along, stood off the butcher and the grocer, pawned my watch and bicycle and my father's mackintosh, and I worked.