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Synonyms for butcher

Synonyms for butcher

Synonyms for butcher

a retailer of meat

a brutal indiscriminate murderer

a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market

someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

kill (animals) usually for food consumption

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Agnes has my confidence completely, always; I tell her all about the butcher, and the wrongs he has heaped upon me; she thinks I couldn't have done otherwise than fight the butcher, while she shrinks and trembles at my having fought him.
But the other butchers were wroth when they found how he was taking their trade; and they accordingly put their heads together.
Ten days afterward, the supplies were stopped for want of funds, and the butcher failed.
Prettyman: they visited with the Palfreys, who farmed their own land, played many a game at whist with the doctor, and condescended a little towards the timber-merchant, who had lately taken to the coal-trade also, and had got new furniture; but whether a confectioner should be admitted to this higher level of respectability, or should be understood to find his associates among butchers and bakers, was a new question on which tradition threw no light.
There were two butchers who went to church, and they would not understand that the Vicar could not deal with both of them at once; nor were they satisfied with his simple plan of going for six months to one and for six months to the other.
When he came to Nottingham, he entered that part of the market where butchers stood, and took up his inn[2] in the best place he could find.
The butchers and meat-cutters refused to handle meat destined for unfair restaurants.
Freddie Drummond did not care for dancing, but Bill Totts never missed the nights at the various dancing clubs, such as The Magnolia, The Western Star, and The Elite; while he won a massive silver cup, standing thirty inches high, for being the best-sustained character at the Butchers and Meat Workers' annual grand masked ball.
There are rogues and knaves here, friars and priests, barons and burgesses, bakers and butchers, tailors and tanners, masons and miners, and folk of many other crafts.
Louisiana Creoles fraternized with farmers from Indiana; Kentucky and Tennessee gentlemen and haughty Virginians conversed with trappers and the half-savages of the lakes and butchers from Cincinnati.
So butchers rake the tongues of bison out of the prairie grass, regardless of the torn and drooping plant.
Peter put the melons in a row on the oilcloth-covered table and stood over them, brandishing a butcher knife.
She went in to give directions to the cook, to say that the butcher would have to bring much less meat, that they would require only half their usual quantity of bread, of milk and groceries.
The man of root-beer came, in his neatly painted wagon, with a couple of dozen full bottles, to be exchanged for empty ones; the baker, with a lot of crackers which Hepzibah had ordered for her retail custom; the butcher, with a nice titbit which he fancied she would be eager to secure for Clifford.
The butcher, a jolly, smiling, red-haired man, was not disposed to answer rashly.