The Spanish and Spanish-American method of execution, by means of the garotte, has been much praised by some advocates of reform.
So garotte became a sort of theocracy, with Judge Rablay as ruler.
garotte, therefore, might yet become popular in the larger world, and its evil reputation be removed.
Lajeunesse, garotte, and Muroc were invaluable, each after his kind.
His face was purple with anger; the stock that ran in many folds about his neck seemed like a garotte.
But garotte had too much experience of life to be won by a stranger's handsome looks.
But Bent would croak: "Whitman's struck nothin'; thar ain't no gold in garotte; it's all work and no dust."
It was part of the unwritten law in garotte to let every man in such circumstances play his game as he pleased.
No one could imagine why he had come to garotte, but he had not been half an hour in the place before he was recognized.
His penitence would procure him the favour of absolution—the mercy of the garotte instead of the stake: that was all.
also garrotte, 1620s, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation," from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French guaroc "club, stick, rod, shaft of a crossbow," probably ultimately Celtic, but possibly from Frankish *wrokkan "to twist" (cf. Middle Dutch wroken "to twist").
I have no hesitation in pronouncing death by the garrot, at once the most manly, and the least offensive to the eye. [Major John Richardson, "British Legion," 1837]
"to execute with a garrote," 1851, from garrote (n.); sense of "choke and then rob" is from 1852. Related: Garotted; garotting.