(in India) robbery and strangulation committed by thugs.
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How to use thuggee in a sentence
Whoever was following them was an adept, as secret as a thuggee.
He was not above giving the haughty upstart a thuggee's twist.
thuggee′, Thug′gery, Thug′gism, the practice and superstition of the Thugs.
Again, the horrible practice of thuggee was attacked, but it took years to stamp that out.
A thuggee's twist to the schemes of the street rat Umballa, who wore the Brahmin string, to which he had no right!
British Dictionary definitions for thuggee
history the methods and practices of the thugs of India
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