Definition of Butchers
1. Noun. (plural of butcher) ¹
2. Noun. Variant spelling of butcher's (Cockney rhyming slang). ¹
3. Verb. (third-person singular of butcher) ¹
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Definition of Butchers
1. butcher [v] - See also: butcher
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Literary usage of Butchers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1865)
"butchers, and the inconveniences and manifold prejudices “ Upon consideracion this day had of several! former arising by the same to the publique, ..."
2. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1898)
"It might be looked upon as a very grave reflection on the butchers, ... He knew, from conversations he had had with several of the smaller butchers, ..."
3. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The smaller retail butchers do not buy in Smithfield, unless it may be now ... They prefer purchasing from the carcass butchers, who kill to a large extent. ..."
4. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1860)
"We insert h here as valuable in connection with the present state of the facts as concerts the high price of butchers' Meat, and as still more valuable as ..."
5. A Collection of the Political Writings of William Leggett by William Leggett, Theodore Sedgwick (1840)
"MEEK AND GENTLE WITH THESE butchers. [From the Plaindealer, February 18, 1837.] IT will be seen, by our paragraph under the proper head, that Mr. Brady ..."
6. The Hygiene, Diseases and Mortality of Occupations by John Thomas Arlidge (1892)
"Of animal food, represented by butchers, pork butchers, fishmongers, ... The chief hygienic features of the butchers' trade are, exposure in more or less ..."
7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of by Nicholas Hill, New York (State). Supreme Court (1845)
"The butchers &. Drovers' Bank. BROWN vs. THE butchers & DROVERS' BANK. A party may become an endorser of a bill or note by any mark or- designation be ..."