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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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Thus the bargain was closed, but many of the butchers talked among themselves of the Sheriff, saying that it was but a scurvy trick to beguile a poor spendthrift youth in this way.
Clutching a string of sausages, "Sid" the butcher has become a must-have photo for visitors.
SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill the Butcher Inc.
It is celebrating by holding a Meet the Butcher event next week to showcase its products.
The butcher looks up at the meat hanging on the hooks and says: "I'm not betting on that.
Members of the Butcher family arriving for the service EL080107JOHN-17.
Award-winning Dundee butcher Gilbert Grossett yesterday said the shift back to the butcher from the supermarkets was inevitable.
As the story opens, the butcher has already done prison time for assaulting a man who he mistakenly believed had raped his daughter.
On February 13 Warner Home Video (WHV) will showcase a group of four films from some of the world's most renowned directors with first-time DVD releases of The Butcher Boy, Ginger and Fred, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and Performance.
The butcher was about to slaughter an ill cow to sell its meat in the market.
The week will also look at the evolution of the high street butcher and how, while the technology and trends have evolved over time, the butcher is still performing the same function of providing high-quality meat to consumers.
The hygiene conditions at the butcher shops are very poor but the authorities concerned seem least interested to take action against the violators in accordance with the law," said Amjad, a government servant.