Hécatomb. n.s. [hecatombe, French; ἐκατόμβη.] A sacrifice of an hundred cattle.
In rich mens homes
I bid kill some beats, but no hecatombs;
None starve, none surfeit so. Donne.
One of these three is a whole hecatomb,
And therefore only one of them shall die. Dryden.
Her triumphant sons in war succeed,
And slaughter'd hecatombs around 'em bleed. Addison.