Usage examples for abattoir

  1. Terrible as the starvation in a hive when the apiarist takes out the winter honey; terrible as the daily business in an abattoir; terrible as the appetite of grown fish at spawning time. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  2. Digging like a navvy in order to get admission to the abattoir! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  3. It was found on careful inquiry that the abattoir attendants following these directions had supplied not prostates but seminal vesicles. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. I am going to build an abattoir. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  5. Accordingly we proceeded straight from the bridge, not meeting the wall again until we were beyond the abattoir. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  6. It was only a scratch and he had been knocked down like a beef in an abattoir by an unseen enemy, on whom he could not lay hands! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  7. In ten minutes the room looked like an abattoir. – Diplomatic Immunity by Robert Sheckley