These were men of their time, and their aesthetic interest in the ancient world was throttled by Christian prudery.
To be fair, he told me that he would kill me while he throttled my neck, and once I broke free I tried desperately to fight back.
Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.
A: Well, we didn't shut it down—we throttled it back, to be fair.
Smith throttled the engine and gave Bill the signal to jump.
I aye said it of ye from thon night when you throttled the dragoon.
Surely the Body doesn't prompt to pleasure only to be throttled?
He could have throttled her for her insolence, but she gave him no chance to reply.
His motor was throttled; there was only the whistle of torn air on the monoplane's wings.
I could cheerfully have throttled you, had you been within reach.
"strangle to death," c.1400, probably from Middle English throte "throat" (see throat). Related: Throttled; throttling. The noun, in the mechanical sense, is first recorded 1870s, from throttle-valve (1824), but was used earlier as a synonym for "throat" (1540s); it appears to be an independent formation, not derived from the verb.