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smothering

death by asphyxiation. Occurs where poultry are carelessly herded into a corner where they cannot escape and where they are piled four or five birds deep; they will die of asphyxia very quickly. See also crowding.
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Hailed as another masterpiece, Smother is different to its predecessors with exquisite textures and atmospheric magic.
I asked her why she wanted to smother me to death with her breasts and she told me: 'Treasure - I wanted your death to be as pleasurable as possible'," he said.
The CCW tackle the dangerously invasive sea squirt in Holyhead harbour before it can spread to smother mussel beds
The pensioner tried at first to smother the fire, but was forced to flee from his home as smoke filled the kitchen.
CONSERVATIONISTS are slowly winning a battle to clear a Welsh river of an invading plant from the Himalayas that can smother all vegetation in its path.
Too many mussels growing on a cockle bed can smother the cockles and kill them.
A YOUNG mother clamps her hand over her baby as she tries to smother him in shocking footage played to a court.
The youngster's dress was set on fire but her quick-thinking mum managed to quickly smother the flames and she was not seriously injured.
Firefighters were today preparing to smother flames at a blazing oil terminal.
Some researchers decry the practice of permitting babies and young children to sleep in the same bed as their parents do, warning of its potential to smother youngsters, both physically and emotionally.
Why does your local restaurant smother its chicken breast with cheese?
A MAN battered his partner and tried to smother her with a pillow after the pair went on a 48-hour drinking session, it was claimed yesterday.