carnage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carnage the savage and excessive killing of many people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carnage Flesh of slain animals or men. "A miltitude of dogs came to feast on the carnage ."
    • Carnage Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc. "The more fearful carnage of the Bloody Circuit."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carnage The flesh of slain animals; heaps of flesh, as in shambles.
    • n carnage The flesh that is given to dogs after the chase.
    • n carnage Great destruction of men or animals by bloody violence; slaughter; butchery; massacre.
    • n carnage Synonyms Butchery, etc. See massacre, n.
    • carnage To strew or cover with carnage or slaughtered bodies: as, “that carnaged plain,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carnage kär′nāj (obs.) a heap of slain: slaughter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. carnage, LL. carnaticum, tribute of animals, flesh of animals, fr. L. caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. carnaggio, carnage—L. caro, carnis, flesh.

Usage

In literature:

The light of heaven shall cease to gild the field of carnage, where men perform the work of hell.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
Still advanced the fatal carnage till the darksome close of day, When the wounded and the weary with the dead and lying lay!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
What do you say to Helen of Troy and the fearful carnage she excited?
"The Bostonians, Vol. I (of II)" by Henry James
In short it was a continual carnage throughout the empire.
"Candide" by Voltaire
The land reeked with carnage, rapine, murder, fire and famine.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera" by William James Henderson
This carnage lasted, perhaps, for less than five minutes.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The carnage was dreadful, but their discomfiture complete.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
Then the sounds of conflict and carnage passed away, and left only the moans of the wounded near him to echo his own.
"Pocket Island" by Charles Clark Munn
These figures sufficiently indicate the carnage; but Perry fought on.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
Horses, waggons, and dead bodies impeded their flight, and Le Mans was one scene of carnage and terror.
"Béarn and the Pyrenees" by Louisa Stuart Costello
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In poetry:

Think o' nought but rural quiet,
Rural labour! rural ploys!
Far frae carnage, bluid, and riot,
War, and a' its murd'ring joys.
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
He bade us battle for the Right,
And led us in the carnage grim;
He was to us a living light,
And like a God we worshiped him.
"Why?" by Robert W Service
Never may the steps of carnage
Shake our land from shore to shore,
But may mother, home and Heaven,
Be our watchwords evermore.
"The Pure in Heart Shall See God" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Horror covers all the heath,
Clouds of carnage blot the sun.
Sisters, weave the web of death;
Sisters, cease, the work is done.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
"Convulsion, carnage, war;
The pomp and tinsel of unrighteous power;
Bloated oppression in its awful hour,--
I, dying, dare abhor!"
"To The Old Year—1865" by Mary Baker Eddy
Three spirits came to me
And drew me apart
To where the olive boughs
Lay stripped upon the ground:
Pale carnage beneath bright mist.
"APRIL" by Ezra Pound

In news:

PacRep gives Yasmina Reza's layered God of Carnage the depth it deserves.
As usual, Teva Mountain Games end with carnage on the water.
Facebook's IPO Faceplant, Carnage in Social Media Stocks.
Jolyon Palmer claimed his first GP2 Series victory with a commanding win in a Monaco sprint race decided by first-lap carnage .
Reilly, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and Kate Winslet in "Carnage".
Carnage in a Cornfield .
CVLT's "God of Carnage" is darkly funny season opener.
The first play of Chagrin Valley Little Theatre's 83rd Season, Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning GOD OF CARNAGE, opens on September 28.
Hearing is held overnight to accommodate testimony via live video link by those who survived carnage of March 11.
"God of Carnage" is half of the two-play bill running in repertory at Gulfshore Playhouse, the second of two Tony award-winning plays by Yasmina Reza.
I used to think that spiced nuts were like upscale Chex party mix, but now I kind of like their unobtrusive presence during drinks at my house (and they're easier to clean up than my usual cheese, pâté, and chorizo carnage).
The cast of 'God of Carnage' is (left to right) Brian Scharfenberg, Moriah Ophardt, Johnny Russell and Melissa Brobeck.
Even Twi-haters (maybe especially Twi-haters) will enjoy the kind of carnage normally associated with the worst excesses of the French Revolution.
God Of Carnage 's Marcia Gay Harden paid a visit to Freud 's Last Session at Off-Broadway's Marjorie S Deane Little Theatre on July 30.
An enterprise report in this newspaper over the weekend told of the carnage in the streets of Fort Myers.
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