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Butcher, subst., one that kills animals for the table: Ven. 618. Wiv. III, 5, 5. LLL V, 2, 255. H4B II, 1, 101. H5 V, 2, 147. H6B III, 1, 210. III, 2, 189. III, 2, 189 IV, 2, 27. IV, 3, 1. IV, 7, 58. H8 I, 1, 120. Caes. II, 1, 166. Cymb. III, 4, 99. Tropically, one who delights in slaughter, a murderer; absolutely or followed by of: “tyrants, --s, murderers,” As III, 5, 14. “b. of an innocent child,” John IV, 2, 259. R2 I, 2, 3. R2 I, 2, 3 H6C II, 2, 95. V, 5, 61. V, 5, 61 V, 5, 61 V, 6, 9. Cor. I, 9, 88. IV, 6, 95. Rom. II, 4, 24 “(b. of a silk button).” Caes. III, 1, 255. Mcb. V, 8, 69. Followed by to: “b. to the sire,” R3 V, 5, 26.
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