Monday, September 30, 2013

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abattoir 


[ab-uh-twahr, ab-uh-twahr

noun
a slaughterhouse. 

Origin:
1810–20; < French, equivalent to abatt ( re ) to slaughter (see abate) + -oir -ory2
"slaughterhouse for cows," 1820, from Fr. abattre "to beat down" (see abate). 


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