The fall would not kill him—it would only bruise and maim him.
Why, they will have had time to maim the man for life in those four days!
When the savage desires to rob you, he may attempt to strangle and maim you.
A drunken vagabond cannot maim his wife but all England must know all about it.
Indeed, I would decline to do so even to save my own, but I should have no objection ...