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Slaughter, vb. 1) to slay, to kill, to murder; absol.: “some direful --ing death,” Tit. V, 3, 144. Trans.: Lucr. 1376. Lucr. 1376 R2 I, 2, 30. H6B III, 2, 197. H6C II, 1, 57. IV, 2, 24. R3 I, 2, 10. I, 4, 231. I, 4, 231 IV, 4, 200 (Qq murder). V, 5, 25. Tit. II, 3, 223. Rom. III, 2, 65. III, 5, 80. III, 5, 80 V, 3, 84. V, 3, 84 Metaphorically: “still --ed lust,” Lucr. 188. “one good deed dying tongueless --s a thousand waiting upon that,” Wint. I, 2, 93.
2) to kill in masses, to massacre; absol.: “your --ing hands,” H6A III, 1, 87. “lolling the tongue with --ing,” Cymb. V, 3, 8. Trans.: John III, 1, 302. R2 III, 3, 44. H5 IV, 8, 79. H6A I, 1, 147. III, 1, 101. H6C V, 4, 15. R3 IV, 4, 391. V, 3, 249. Tit. I, 112. Mcb. IV, 3, 205.
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