The abattoir was being used as a distribution plant for the meat of cattle slaughtered outside the city.
Such an abattoir would never be permitted to continue in the United States, or indeed the developed (and white) world.
A view down into the wild, Art Deco abattoir now called the 1933 Center in Shanghai.
In Columbus, Mississippi, there is a colored butcher who owns his abattoir and supplies the best trade of his town with meat.
The monsters in question could only be the Shylocks of the abattoir who had tempted him with blood-money for Mlle. Adrienne.
Aberdeen is in fact becoming little else than a London abattoir.
To contemplate it is more sad even than to see a great church turned into a stable or an abattoir—as can yet be seen in France.
When it comes to slaughtering defenseless animals with high-powered guns, I prefer a position in an abattoir.
Its position, near a small ravine in which runs a brook, may lead us to suppose that here was the abattoir of the Roman army.
It was only a scratch and he had been knocked down like a beef in an abattoir by an unseen enemy, on whom he could not lay hands!