the company of a butcher
- business of a butcher
- of Butcher
- the company of a butcher.
- The work of slaughtering; the work of killing cruelly and needlessly.
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Butcher
- (n.) The business of a butcher.
- (n.) The work of slaughtering; the act of killing cruelly and unnecessarily.
Doubtless one leading reason why the world declines honouring us whalemen, is this: they think that, at best, our vocation amounts to a butchering sort of business; and that when actively engaged therein, we are surrounded by all manner of defilements.