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Trying to remember Latin-y word meaning place of death and destruction.
August 17, 2014 11:01 PM   Subscribe

Trying to recall word used in TV show Bones, meaning place of death and destruction, maybe with connotation/denotation of incineration of slaughterhouse. I think it ended in -orium.

I think it ended in -orium. A male character, not the lead, says it in the Bones episode called, "Tough Man in a Tender Chicken." As in: "The world is a ___orium."
posted by ClaudiaCenter to Writing & Language (6 answers total)
 
Crematorium?
posted by LOLAttorney2009 at 11:13 PM on August 17


Pity? You won't find that from him, just like you didn't find it from me. The world is an abattoir, my mollisher. Raise those barking irons, now.
posted by jamjam at 11:17 PM on August 17


First guess was abattoir, but that's French, so it's on to having fun with Google:
confectorium
macellum/macellarius
trucidarium
posted by cardinality at 11:18 PM on August 17


It was abattoir! I misremembered! Thank you.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 11:19 PM on August 17


We want a block of flats, not an abattoir.
posted by Kerasia at 1:42 AM on August 18 [5 favorites]


maybe with connotation/denotation of incineration of slaughterhouse.

An abattoir is a slaughterhouse.
posted by JimN2TAW at 1:52 PM on August 18


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