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It appears a lot in mishnayoss. E.G. Bava Kama (7,5) הַנּוֹחֵר, וְהַמְעַקֵּר, מְשַׁלֵּם תַּשְׁלוּמֵי כֶפֶל וְאֵינוֹ מְשַׁלֵּם תַּשְׁלוּמֵי אַרְבָּעָה וַחֲמִשָּׁה The noher ... do not be considered as shohet, and so do not pay X4 or X5 The Bartenura wrote: הַנּוֹחֵר. קוֹרְעוֹ מִנְּחִירָיו עַד לִבּוֹ He tore from the nostrils to the heart This also appears ...


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I think the sense contextually is that he tears it from its nostrils to its chest (see Rashi Chullin 17a s.v. v'hanocher [hattip @wfb]) or stabs it (see e.g. Krithuth 5:1) or strangles it in such a manner that it is clearly not a kosher shechita. See e.g. this Wiktionary entry. See also Chullin 17a.



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