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garrote

noun A weaponised device used for assassination and as a device for capital punishment in the Iberian peninsula (until being abolished in the late 1970s). Garrotes consist of a choking part (e.g., cord, rope, band, wire, etc.), which is looped around the victim’s neck, and a twisting part, which is tightened until the victim expires. First used by the Romans to dispatch enemies of state, the Spanish and Portuguese used the garrote in the Middle Ages and in the colonisation of the New World.

verb To kill or execute by garroting.
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Being the victim of a garotte attack was depicted as an intensely humiliating experience, signifying a loss of social standing and masculine dignity.
I have often thought, and still think, that the origin of garotte robberies took place from the exhibition of the way the Thugs in India strangle and plunder passengers, as exhibited in the British Museum.
Then he used the rope to garotte her four teenage children.
Take this insidious right-wing campaign to strip the jobs and pensions of millions of public sector workers and garotte those who take more than a fortnight's annual sick leave.
He also denies having nail pipe bombs, three knives, an axe and garotte and an imitation firearm with intent to endanger life.
He also denies having nail pipe bombs, three knives, an axe, garotte and imitation gun with intent to endanger life.
He is also accused of possessing nail and pipe bombs with intent, possessing three knives, an axe and a garotte and having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offence.
He also denies 12 other charges of possessing nail and pipe bombs, knives, an axe and a garotte with intent.
He faces 12 other charges of possessing nail and pipe bombs, three knives, an axe and a garotte and having an imitation firearm with intent.
Tout d'abord, le mouvement des enfants est plutot passif puisqu'ils sont parfaitement soumis aux bras de la statue, mais une sequence rencherit en introduisant un nouveau seme d'empechement (qui ajoute a l'horreur): << Pas un ne bougeait car ils etaient garottes aux poignets et aux chevilles >> (c'est donc le second signe de cette isotopie dans le passage, le premier concernant l'impossibilite de voir).
Two decades of people have been dishing out beatings with knuckle-dusters, garottes and other exotic instruments of torture.