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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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The winner should have a roll of wire and the pleasure of sneaking into the controlled environment used for the latest reality show, Shattered, to garrotte anyone who fell asleep.
The killers were said to have broken the solicitor's neck with a makeshift cloth garrotte before faking his suicide.
All it took to get Michael Stone convicted was for him to be caught on camera (several cameras in fact) charging (well trying to charge) into Stormont with a bag packed with improvised bombs, a hatchet, three knives, a garrotte and waving a handgun.
Stone was brandishing a fake pistol and had a stockpile of other weapons on him, allegedly including three knives, a garrotte and an axe.
He has also been accused of explosives offences, going into Parliament Buildings with three knives, a garrotte and an axe, possession of an imitation gun, and the assault of one of the Stormont guards who tackled Stone.
LOYALIST killer Michael Stone planned his Stor-mont murder mission armed with seven nail-bombs, three knives, an axe, garrotte and armour.
Forced to go on the run, the three shoot, stab and garrotte their way through the Deep South, pursued by an increasingly deranged sheriff.
Consider the facts: Before they allow us to give them large amounts of +our+ money, we must consent to garrotte the very tube down which the food will pass.