Synonyms for abattoirs

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-uh-twahr, ab-uh-twahr
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb əˌtwɑr, ˌæb əˈtwɑr

Définition of abattoirs

Origin :
  • "slaughterhouse for cows," 1820, from French abattre "to beat down" (see abate) + suffix -oir, corresponding to Latin -orium (see -ory).
  • As in slaughterhouse : noun killing place
Example sentences :
  • It was true, then, that these human brutes from the abattoirs were here.
  • Extract from : « Mlle. Fouchette » by Charles Theodore Murray
  • He was out at the abattoirs, where after a three-mile drive we obtained him.
  • Extract from : « Five Months at Anzac » by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
  • Some things can be kept out of the way: abattoirs, operating-theatres, vivisection-hells.
  • Extract from : « Furze the Cruel » by John Trevena
  • We also get green-salted skins from the abattoirs of the city of Paris, and from lots of other places, too.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Leather » by Sara Ware Bassett
  • Among the latter, too, was the particularly heavy stick of the patriot from the abattoirs of La Villette.
  • Extract from : « Mlle. Fouchette » by Charles Theodore Murray
  • I determined to make my sortie by way of the Temple Market and the Belleville abattoirs.
  • Extract from : « Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 28. July, 1873. » by Various
  • The landing of foreign cattle is permitted by the Board of Trade, and there are cattle lairs and abattoirs near the Cardiff wharf.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 » by Various
  • That amount has been accurately determined by Dujardin-Beaumetz in the course of experiments made in the abattoirs of Paris.
  • Extract from : « Health, Happiness, and Longevity » by Louis Philippe McCarty
  • Country slaughterhouses should be as cleanly and as constantly inspected as abattoirs.
  • Extract from : « House Rats and Mice » by David E. Lantz

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