a slaughterhouse.
brutal or wanton slaughter of animals or humans; carnage.
the trade or business of a butcher.
the act of bungling or botching.
Contemporary Examples

Oil Paint, Dry-Aged and Beefy Blake Gopnik June 27, 2013
Michael Ware on Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Accused of Killing Afghan Civilians Michael Ware March 19, 2012
Obama Decision on Syria Good for U.S Democracy, but His Case Is Weak Peter Beinart September 2, 2013
30 Years After the Beirut Bombing We Have Learned Nothing Christopher Dickey October 22, 2013

Historical Examples

Library Of The World’s Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3 Various
Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime William Henry Atherton
Whispering Smith Frank H. Spearman
Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
The Innocence of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton

noun (pl) -eries
the business or work of a butcher
wanton and indiscriminate slaughter; carnage
a less common word for slaughterhouse


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