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  • Words that went for the jugular.†   (source)
  • A quick incision to the jugular with a surgical knife; blood gurgles into a slop bucket; and all is over.†   (source)
  • His name was Saeed and her name was Nadia and he had a beard, not a full beard, more a studiously maintained stubble, and she was always clad from the tips of her toes to the bottom of her jugular notch in a flowing black robe.†   (source)
  • A dim light shines from the living room, and I move cautiously up the sidewalk, eyeing the old truck from which I fully expect a saber-toothed junkyard mutt to spring, flashing yellow eyes locked on my jugular.†   (source)
  • He stopped the blade an inch from the jugular.†   (source)
  • I knew he was seeking to cut the all-important vein, the jugular.†   (source)
  • The cords in his neck stood in high relief, and his jugular vein bulged as if it would burst while the knife carved its bloody path.†   (source)
  • My face flushed tears poked my eyes, scar tissue twisted my heart, wrapped itself around arteries, closed tight around my jugular.†   (source)
  • It was good she didn't look, because if she'd so much as blinked, I would have bit into her jugular, I would have consumed her, bones, teeth, and hair, leaving nothing of her on the street.†   (source)
  • Then he drew his knife, wrapped the bridle reins tightly around one hand, and jabbed the knife into the horse's neck, slashing the jugular vein.†   (source)
  • GUNILLA JABBED HER spear tip against Blitz's jugular.†   (source)
  • More tubes looped down from the bottles and bags that hung above the bed and they met in a tangled fury at her neck, as if fighting to be first into the valve slotted into her jugular.†   (source)
  • 'There's black, hopeless rage in her eyes, the type of anger you feel when your hands are tied and there's a knife at your jugular.†   (source)
  • Hussain braced his feet and drove the blade cleanly through the ram's windpipe, then on into the jugular vein.†   (source)
  • And if they didn't use it, we'd cut their jugular vein.†   (source)
  • My bias is that successful advertising requires you to shock your audience—catch them unaware and, eh, go for that jugular.†   (source)
  • It smashes his mouth, spraying out teeth, and penetrates to the jugular.†   (source)
  • He thrust the 22-gauge needle into her jugular vein and shoved the plunger home.†   (source)
  • Cutting both carotids and jugulars still allows ten to forty seconds before unconsciousness, and nearly a minute before death.†   (source)
  • What if those claws had struck there, slashed her jugular?†   (source)
  • Carotid and jugular compressed.†   (source)
  • You went for the jugular, just like a cop's supposed to in a murder case.†   (source)
  • The secretary wears a splint on his broken jaw, which, luckily, deflects the knife away from the jugular vein, but it does little to protect the rest of his skull.†   (source)
  • A practiced look through the ranks; he'd snap the victim's neck, bare its jugular, slit it.†   (source)
  • Arterial bleeding, right carotid ...Severed jugular; numerous lacerations of shoulders and chest ...According to Martha Millay, a dolphin would not go about it that way.†   (source)
  • I lay on the floor moaning that the dwarf ghost had done me wrong by sucking on my jugular vein.†   (source)
  • He sprang at the foremost man (it was the chief of the Yeehats), ripping the throat wide open till the rent jugular spouted a fountain of blood.   (source)
  • He was motionless as I pressed my lips to his jugular.†   (source)
  • "Then I—" She pantomimed slicing his jugular.†   (source)
  • I put my hand to my jugular, but I was smiling.†   (source)
  • The cause, a severed jugular and the resulting loss of blood and oxygen.†   (source)
  • Slicing someone's jugular can do that to you.†   (source)
  • "A lady can slice your jugular as quick as a Comanche," he said.†   (source)
  • There would have been blood; the jugular gushed and sprayed.†   (source)
  • Same MO: one wound to the throat, severed jugular.†   (source)
  • Dropping into a squat, the herbalist placed two fingers against the youth's jugular vein, feeling his pulse.†   (source)
  • She kicked and flailed while Caul held a sharpened icicle to her throat and shouted, "Stay back or I drive this through her jugular!"†   (source)
  • Alvin slid a ski mask over his head, crossed the room, and slid the needle into her jugular vein, making no attempt to still her sudden cry of horror.†   (source)
  • But I did it, because that's my job, and going for the jugular when the prey's wounded is exactly what I'm supposed to do.†   (source)
  • The jugular vein pumped it through the heart and then on to the rest of the vascular system, quickly shutting the brain off by sealing the gates between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.†   (source)
  • This would have severed the jugular, causing instant and dramatic blood loss, disabling the victim immediately, preventing her from calling for help or defending herself in any way.†   (source)
  • Just a nice clean slice of the shell that somehow missed his jugular vein and his spine.†   (source)
  • He arranged the accident to the gun, and-which I did not suspect until now-contrived the death of his brother John by this same method of injecting formic acid into the jugular vein.†   (source)
  • Just over the external jugular vein there were two punctures, not large, but not wholesome looking.†   (source)
  • 'Separation of jugular vein—death rapid—been dead at least half an hour.'†   (source)
  • Slowly it shifted up along the jugular.†   (source)
  • 'It is all over; there will be nothing the matter; money shall be got in; and if it don't come in fast enough, old Nickleby shall stump up again, or have his jugular separated if he dares to vex and hurt the little—' 'Hush!' interposed Madame.†   (source)
  • The shot was fired; the ball entered under his chin and came out at the nape of his neck, after traversing the jugular vein.†   (source)
  • All Maryland had hungered for this hanging for a year, and now, a few moments before he was due on the gallows, the condemned man had slashed his jugular with a razor blade and was bleeding to death in his cell.†   (source)
  • Five guineas a jugular.†   (source)
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