I would never dream of directing you to organise a mere butchery
, even if I expected the best results from it.
With an inconsistency as monstrous as anything in this awful nightmare, they had helped the healer, and tended the wounded man with the gentlest solicitude-- had made a litter for him and escorted him carefully from the spot-- had then caught up their weapons and plunged anew into a butchery
so dreadful, that the Doctor had covered his eyes with his hands, and swooned away in the midst of it.
It was great blasphemy, when the devil said, I will ascend, and be like the highest; but it is greater blasphemy, to personate God, and bring him in saying, I will descend, and be like the prince of darkness; and what is it better, to make the cause of religion to descend, to the cruel and execrable actions of murthering princes, butchery
of people, and subversion of states and governments?
"Keeping now steadily in mind the points to which I have drawn your attention - that peculiar voice, that unusual agility, and that startling absence of motive in a murder so singularly atrocious as this - let us glance at the butchery
this," cried the voice, the tone of which was at once polished and jeering, "this is nothing but a butchery
of horses and not a combat between men.
Some of the Astorians supposed it an act of butchery
by a roving band of Blackfeet; others, however, and with greater probability of correctness, have ascribed it to the tribe of Pierced-nose Indians, in revenge for the death of their comrade hanged by order of Mr.
For this decline political confusion is the chief cause; first, in the renewal of the Hundred Years' War, with its sordid effort to deprive another nation of its liberty, and then in the brutal and meaningless War of the Roses, a mere cut-throat civil butchery
of rival factions with no real principle at stake.
The iguanodon glade was the scene of a horrible butchery
. From the pools of blood and the enormous lumps of flesh scattered in every direction over the green sward we imagined at first that a number of animals had been killed, but on examining the remains more closely we discovered that all this carnage came from one of these unwieldy monsters, which had been literally torn to pieces by some creature not larger, perhaps, but far more ferocious, than itself.
There they look upon jetan as a martial sport--here it is but butchery
. And U-Thor is opposed to the ancient slave raids and to the policy that keeps Manator forever isolated from the other nations of Barsoom; but U-Thor is not jeddak and so there is no change."
He has turned what was clean, common-sense butchery
among his fellow-barbarians into a very modern and scientific secret society of assassins.
"That is butchery
," said I; "but this--ah, this is an art.
The Belgians in vain interposed to prevent the butchery
of the English.