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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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They were among six butchers from Wales, Northern Ireland and England who qualified for the UK final, where they were challenged to prepare ready-to-eat products, make sausages and barbecue products, and a complete a butchery display.
Arwyn Watkins, Cambrian Training Company's managing director, said: "The competition was a fantastic showcase for butchery skills and we were delighted with the excellent standard achieved by the finalists.
Opening the new facility last week Economy Minister Edwina Hart said: "The new butchery is already delivering impressive results - creating new jobs in the rural community, supporting local farmers, promoting the highly regarded Celtic Pride brand which represents prime Welsh meat, and driving up sales.
The lack of personal protective wear among butchery workers has also been reported by other studies [1, 4, 11, 13].
The installation of new production lines using the most modern automated retail butchery will increase retail packing efficiencies.
The butchery has been going on for four years, not two.
Leeds City College's James Richardson from Meat Technology said: "By working together, we are creating a collaboration that is the first of its kind for Leeds City College students within butchery.
At Gibside in Rowlands Gill, Gateshead the newly opened butchery and bakery will get into full swing.
But plans were afoot to create a produce shop, a coffee shop, extend one of the living areas and to build a new bakery and butchery in a PS1.
e 76yearold said: "I'm not sure butchery is really a profession I would have associated with a scheme like that.
He has completed both level two and three qualifications in meat and poultry processing, learned about the industry, grown to appreciate the attraction of local sourcing and food and at just the age of 21 was appointed Blagdon Farm Shop's butchery department supervisor, making him effectively second in command to Simon.
Allens have recently introduced an Advanced Butchery course, for those that have taken the Beginners class.