Ever since the strangler,” addict Will Sims says, “we do everything out in the open and the cops are cool with it.
During the hunt for the strangler, the area was flooded with cops.
Many times have I travelled in company with just such a promiscuously gathered crowd as the strangler described.
When he pulled on them both, the strangler's cord came away in his hand.
He had not yet perceived the indelible marks, which the strangler had traced upon his left arm.
The first point gained, the strangler could act more freely.
The weight swings the cord round and round, while the strangler pulls the other end, and death is inevitable.
He said two words to the strangler, and drew a revolver from beneath his jacket.
When he pulled on them both the strangler's cord came away in his hand.
It was the strangler, and he called out a few words to Saya Chone.
c.1300, from Old French estrangler, from Latin strangulare "to choke, stifle, check, constrain," from Greek strangalan "choke, twist," from strangale "a halter, cord, lace," related to strangos "twisted," from PIE root *strenk- "tight, narrow; pull tight, twist" (see strain (v.)). Related: Strangled; strangling.
strangle stran·gle (strāng'gəl)
v. stran·gled, stran·gling, stran·gles
To compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air; suffocate.