extermination


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extermination

mass killing of animals or other pests. Implies complete destruction of the species or other group.
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They were near to extermination that once and they will not venture risking it again.
Here, in the strip of forest, we might have built tree-shelters and settled down; but the Fire People were performing their work of extermination thoroughly.
We see the same process of extermination amongst our domesticated productions, through the selection of improved forms by man.
These manoeuvres Tarzan knew would continue until the blacks had worked themselves into a state of hysterical courage sufficient to sustain them for a short charge toward the village, and even though he doubted that they would reach it at the first attempt, he believed that at the second or the third they would swarm through the gateway, when the outcome could not be aught than the extermination of Tarzan's bold, but unarmed and undisciplined, defenders.
It proved, incontrovertibly, the disastrous effects of machinery and division of labour; the concentration of capital and land in a few hands; overproduction and crises; it pointed out the inevitable ruin of the petty bourgeois and peasant, the misery of the proletariat, the anarchy in production, the crying inequalities in the distribution of wealth, the industrial war of extermination between nations, the dissolution of old moral bonds, of the old family relations, of the old nationalities.
It was with difficulty, however, that Akut kept the boy from rushing into the midst of the dancing anthropoids--an act that would have meant the instant extermination of them both, since the hysterical frenzy into which the great apes work themselves during the performance of their strange rites is of such a nature that even the most ferocious of the carnivora give them a wide berth at such times.
I presume that this hole is jointly inhabited by bats and spiders, and that, consequently, it wages a double war of extermination on the flies).
He saw few animals and no men, until he finally came to the belief that he had fallen upon that fabled area of ancient Barsoom which lay under the curse of her olden gods--the once rich and fertile country whose people in their pride and arrogance had denied the deities, and whose punishment had been extermination.
As they ran the raiders opened the gates, rushing after them, to complete the day's work with the utter extermination of the tribe.
Certainly, no fact in the long history of the world is so startling as the wide and repeated exterminations of its inhabitants.
Contract notice: cleaning, disinfection, rat extermination, and disinsection service of the health centers and local office of the management of integrated care of manzanares - 61032500cr18ser00001
Bennett told Arutz Sheva that, while "the correct terminology is 'German extermination camps on Polish soil' as opposed to 'Polish extermination camps,'" the role of Poland and other European nations in the Holocaust should not be whitewashed.