abominable crime

abominable crime

a phrase used in older law reports to denote SODOMY, BUGGERY or BESTIALITY.
References in classic literature ?
If nothing is added to the material facts so far established, I fear that the mystery which surrounds the abominable crime of which Mademoiselle Stangerson has been the victim will never be brought to light; but it is to be hoped, for the sake of our human reason, that the examination of the walls, and of the ceiling of The Yellow Room --an examination which I shall to-morrow intrust to the builder who constructed the pavilion four years ago--will afford us the proof that may not discourage us.
In the old Greek legend the Atreidae, or children of Atreus, were doomed to punishment because of the abominable crime of their father.
I thought I was going to be welcomed home by my children and my servants, but her abominable crime has brought disgrace on herself and all women who shall come after--even on the good ones.
The rooms were carefully examined, and results all pointed to an abominable crime.
I have already begun by punishing the authors of this abominable crime, and I hope you will forgive me when I introduce you to our children, who are the most charming and accomplished creatures in the whole world.
Now this Ardiaeus lived a thousand years before the time of Er: he had been the tyrant of some city of Pamphylia, and had murdered his aged father and his elder brother, and was said to have committed many other abominable crimes.
While never forgetting that abominable crime, former British prime minister David Cameron and I saw the case for improving relations when we came to government.
Especially when it is difficult to kill the speculations that this abominable crime was purportedly carried out by vested interests to sow communal discord in the region, it becomes difficult to understand why the government is satisfied with the 'serial desecrator' theory and is in a hurry to lead all investigations in that direction
In a written statement, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said the genocide was an abominable crime and a shameful chapter in the history of humanity and stressed that "the government expresses its full solidarity and sympathy with the people of Armenia and reiterates its full support for the recognition of the Armenian genocide by the international community.
Author Gwen Sutton says, "God led me to write this story to shed light on an abominable crime against children that is thriving in society today.
This abominable crime makes it necessary for all to confront the scourge of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations", he said, extending condolences to the Government and people of France and the victims' bereaved families, wishing the wounded quick recovery.
Watch the videos again, and see if that is the demeanor of a man roused to fury at the recollection of an abominable crime committed during his watch.