• WordNet 3.6
    • n slaughterer a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kitsap County, Washington, was originally called Slaughter County, nicely: the first hotel there was called The Slaughter House.
    • n Slaughterer One who slaughters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible's Book of Revelation, are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.
    • n slaughterer A person employed in slaughtering; a butcher.
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  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.”
  • George Washington
    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “Bulls get rich, bears get rich, but pigs get slaughtered An Irishman is never at his best except when fighting.”


Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered - (USA) This idiom is used to express being satisfied with enough, that being greedy or too ambitious will be your ruin.


In literature:

Slaughter of the Christians.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
This was soon accomplished, and the "fatted pig" slaughtered for the feast.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
I could have slaughtered him as I leaned over his back.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
That wasn't sport; 'twas slaughter!
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Many are the battles they have fought and great the slaughter.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
Then Olga bade her guards draw their weapons and slay her foes, and a great slaughter began.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
On leaving Sardis a frightful spectacle was provided by Xerxes: the army found itself marching between two halves of a slaughtered man.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
When the job was finished, the whole place looked like a great slaughter-yard!
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The Carthaginians were defeated with great slaughter.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Slaughter was the only man who answered.
"Colonial Born" by G. Firth Scott
Let the field before you become illustrious by a similar slaughter.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
They fought with great bravery, slaughtered each other fiercely, and ate the bodies.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
They chose for sheriff John Slaughter, who had been waging war for years on his own account against Apaches and bad men.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Selling liquor, selling animals for slaughter, selling poison, selling murderous weapons, and dealing in slaves.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
The cattle infected but not slaughtered were those that either died or completely recovered before slaughtering could be carried out.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
In the city of Amiens one hundred and fifty persons were slaughtered at one time.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Thus, like lambs to the slaughter, were these unwilling tribes driven forward to battle.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
But, first of all, the King ordered a slaughter of cattle to take place.
"The White Shield" by Bertram Mitford
The slaughterer steps back to his lurking position and stands with arm upraised.
"'Tween Snow and Fire" by Bertram Mitford
Then it presaged great slaughter of their white enemies.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford

In poetry:

'No flocks that range the valley free
To slaughter I condemn:
Taught by that power that pities me,
I learn to pity them.
"Edwin and Angela, A Ballad" by Oliver Goldsmith
Alas! O brooch of gold!
O chief, whose fame each poet knows,
O hero of stout slaughtering blows,
Thy arm was brave and bold.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my living soul to stone
Then teach myself to live again. . .
"Requiem" by Anna Akhmatova
Hark! amid the bloodless slaughter
Comes the wailing of despair:
"Oh! for but one drop of water!
"Oh ! for but one breath of air!
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
Red heavens and slaughter-red
The marsh to west and east;
Seven slits of sky, seven casements high,
Flare on the blood-red feast.
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
I saw the kind and gentle deeds,
That gemm'd her after being
That little camp, from sorest needs,
And frequent slaughter, freeing.
"A Song Of The Olden Time" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Slaughtering pigs, a never-ending horror.
A Long Slide From Privilege Ends in Slaughter on a Train.
Scott Slaughter, left, and Jim Batchelder decorate one of the 30 trees on display at Tree Time at the Andover Historical Society.
German Students Toy With Slaughter in the Name of Art.
John Morgan, left, of the Eastport team and Doug Smith, center, of the Annapolis team, and Tom Cagle, right, of the Eastport team, are preparing for the annual "Slaughter Across the Water," a tug of war contest between Annapolis and Eastport.
Building on fire at Monolyte Laboratory in Slaughter.
Hillary Clinton Calls Either Anne-Marie Slaughter or Holden Caulfield a Whiner .
An Elk Grove man has died, days after he was accidentally shot during a pig slaughter.
Notre Dame loses Slaughter for year to Achilles tear.
The new film 'The Act of Killing' recounts the slaughter in Indonesia of up to 2 million people following an attempted coup in 1965.
Celebrating Randy Slaughter's (right) birthday over a dinner at Recess are Glendale residents Sue and Steve Wilder.
0The Moultrie Police Department arrested 26-year-old Amentez Slaughter Wednesday morning after he attempted to break into a vehicle.
A Longhorn Bull On Slaughter Ranch.
We're lined up like cattle for slaughter.
At a Houston area mosque, members showed up for evening prayers and found a slaughtered pig at the entrance - an insult to the Islamic faith.

In science:

Extremist Muslim militants were responsible for the slaughter of the seven people in the province of Medea, 120 kilometers (74 miles) south of Algiers.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
S. Slaughter, D. Harter, and M. Krishnan. Evaluating the cost of software quality.
Improving the Technical Aspects of Software Testing in Enterprises
Fifteen fresh porcine brains were collected from a local slaughter house and tested within 8 h, which was consistent with previous work (Estes and McElhaney, 1970; Miller and Chinzei, 1997). Each brain was preserved in a physiological saline solution (0.9% NaCl /154 mmol/L) at 4 to 5oC during transportation.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
As rhetoric about human rights flowed liberally, so did torture equipment for the Shah and tanks and planes for Indonesia to slaughter in East Timor.
Physics Education Research: Or it's so hard to find good help these days