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Garroter   Listen

Someone who kills by strangling.  Synonyms: choker, garrotter, strangler, throttler.

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"Garroter" Quotes from Famous Books

... are thousands of people in the great town who will not sleep a moment to-night. Go up that dark court. Be careful, or you will fall over the prostrate form of a drunkard lying on his own worn step. Look about you, or you will feel the garroter's hug. Try to look in through that broken pane! What do you see? Nothing. But listen. What is it? "God help us!" No footlights, but tragedy—mightier, ghastlier than Ristori or Edwin Booth ever acted. No bread. No light. No fire. No cover. They ...
— The Abominations of Modern Society • Rev. T. De Witt Talmage

... aroused in him an appetite for worse. It was the street boy turned pickpocket, and a pickpocket turned garroter. He was genteel, effeminate, graceful, robust, sluggish, ferocious. The rim of his hat was curled up on the left side, in order to make room for a tuft of hair, after the style of 1829. He lived by robbery with violence. His coat was ...
— Les Miserables - Complete in Five Volumes • Victor Hugo

... dissolving and so corrosive as is the air of Washington on patriotism. How few resist its action! Among the few are Stanton, Chase (a passive patriot), Wadsworth, Dahlgren, and those grouping around Stanton; so is Welles; likewise Fox; but they are powerless. Washington is likewise the greatest garroter of truth; and I am sure that the truth about the last battles will be throttled ...
— Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 • Adam Gurowski

Words linked to "Garroter" :   throttler, garrote, slayer, killer

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