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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Butch·er·ing, n.
 1. The business of a butcher.
 2. The act of slaughtering; the act of killing cruelly and needlessly.
    That dreadful butchering of one another.   --Addison.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Butch·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Butchered p. pr. & vb. n. Butchering.]
 1. To kill or slaughter (animals) for food, or for market; as, to butcher hogs.
 2. To murder, or kill, especially in an unusually bloody or barbarous manner.
    [Ithocles] was murdered, rather butchered.   --Ford.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 butchering
      n : the business of a butcher [syn: butchery]