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Usage examples for abattoir

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Haunting the flower shops for a glimpse of heartsease, and passion flowers, and stars of Bethlehem; begging a butcher at the abattoir to spare a lamb, until I could sketch it; kneeling by cradles in the public Creche to get the full red curve of a baby's sucking lips, as they forsook the bottle, the dimple in the tiny hands, the tendrils of hair on the satin brow! – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  5. 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
  6. The Pantheon had become a lupanar of divinities that presided over birth, and whose rites were obscene; an abattoir of gods that presided over death, and whose worship was gore. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  7. In ten minutes the room looked like an abattoir. – Diplomatic Immunity by Robert Sheckley
  8. I am going to build an abattoir. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  9. Digging like a navvy in order to get admission to the abattoir! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
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