butchery

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butch·er·y

 (bo͝och′ə-rē)
n. pl. butch·er·ies
1. Wanton or cruel killing; carnage.
2. Something botched; a bungle.
3. The trade of a butcher.
4. Chiefly British A slaughterhouse.

butchery

(ˈbʊtʃərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. the business or work of a butcher
2. wanton and indiscriminate slaughter; carnage
3. (Agriculture) a less common word for slaughterhouse

butch•er•y

(ˈbʊtʃ ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. brutal or wanton slaughter of animals or humans.
2. the trade of a butcher.
3. Brit. a slaughterhouse.
4. the act of bungling or botching.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French]

Butchery

 butchers collectively, 1475.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butchery - a building where animals are butcheredbutchery - a building where animals are butchered
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
2.butchery - the business of a butcherbutchery - the business of a butcher    
slaughter - the killing of animals (as for food)
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
3.butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many peoplebutchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"

butchery

noun
1. slaughter, killing, murder, massacre, bloodshed, carnage, mass murder, blood-letting, blood bath War is simply a legalised form of butchery.
2. carving, cutting up, dressing, cleaning, jointing a carcass hung up for butchery

butchery

noun
The savage killing of many victims:
Translations

butchery

[ˈbʊtʃərɪ] N (lit) → carnicería f (fig) → matanza f, carnicería f

butchery

[ˈbʊtʃəri] n
(= slaughter) [people] → boucherie f

butchery

n (= slaughter)Gemetzel nt, → Metzelei f; the butchery of millionsdas Abschlachten or Niedermetzeln von Millionen; stop the fight, this is butchery!brechen Sie den Kampf ab, das ist ja das reinste Gemetzel!

butchery

[ˈbʊtʃərɪ] n
a. (massacre) → massacro
b. (work of a butcher) → macellazione f, macelleria
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"I am now awaiting," continued he, looking toward the door of our apartment - "I am now awaiting a person who, although perhaps not the perpetrator of these butcheries, must have been in some measure implicated in their perpetration.
I have been long used to the blood and butcheries of battle.
Theunissen also added that the RTC's Health Division is in the process to carry out routine inspections at all butcheries in the town to ensure compliance to the health regulations.
"We will only be selling white meat for now in all our butcheries," said Mr Kimani in a statement, adding that Naivas is cooperating with national and county government agencies to address this issue.Dr Mutua's directive came after an investigation into meat sold at the supermarket's Gateway Mall in Mavoko, with the county boss saying samples tested had 3,286 milligrammes of sodium metabisulfite per kilo.
It further directed all county public health departments to undertake heightened surveillance in all supermarkets, butcheries, meat processors and other food operators to ascertain any presence of additives not permitted for use in meat and meat products.
He said in an interview that the operation's outcome could result in closure of some butcheries in Ngamiland and Ghanzi as the operation team continued to break syndicates that had been supplying meat of stolen cattle.
Now in their fourteenth year, the Cleaver Awards, which are proudly supported by Freddy Hirsch, acknowledge butcheries which meet consumer expectations on in-store hygiene, the supply of quality assured roller marked South African Beef, their level of competency in offering the best advice on meal preparations and perceived value for money.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), has carried out surprise inspections targeting butcheries across the country to monitor their compliance with laws in the country and their commitment to the ministry's initiative to subsidise sheep during the holy month of Ramadan.
Five penalties were imposed on butcheries in the country during a surprise inspection campaign carried out by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) in co-operation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), it was announced yesterday.
In addition, measures such as registration, licensing, inspections and supervision of butcheries and enforcement of legislations by the relevant authorities are not routine.
Perhaps to avoid claims of anti-Semitism, the government allowed the butchery to remain open, and now goes as far as to make sure itas stocked even when other butcheries are running out.
Abu Dhabi Butcheries in the emirate selling frozen meat as fresh and mixing discarded meat parts with good meat will be caught easily thanks to new techniques and devices used by food safety inspectors, a senior official told Gulf News yesterday.