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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Butchery

BUTCH'ERY, noun The business of slaughtering cattle for the table or for market.

1. Murder, especially murder committed with unusual barbarity; great slaughter.

2. The place where animals are killed for market; a shambles, or slaughter-house; also, a place where blood is shed.