business of a butcher
- a building in which creatures are butchered
- business of a butcher
- the savage and extortionate killing of numerous people
- business of a butcher.
- Murder or manslaughter, esp. when dedicated with strange barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
- A slaughterhouse; the shambles; someplace in which bloodstream is shed.
"the trade of a butcher," mid-15c., bocherie, from Old French bocherie (13c., Modern French boucherie), from bochier (see butcher (n.)).
(letter.) The business enterprise of a butcher.
- (letter.) Murder or manslaughter, esp. whenever committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
- (n.) A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a location in which bloodstream is shed.
The seizure of Lincoln by Stephen in 1141 was accompanied with fearful butchery and devastation, and by an accord at Stamford William of Roumare received Kirton in Lindsey, and his tenure of Gainsborough Castle was confirmed.