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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANGLE

We do not speak of such expressions as, Has your mother sold her mangle?

Must they mangle the corpse when they have extinguished life?

Hannah might expend her energy in flat-ironing, and Josiah could turn the mangle.

How should I fret to mangle every line, In reverence to the sins of thirty-nine!

Gretchen stepped lightly over her mangle and dropped a curtsey.

American ingenuity has greatly improved the machinery of the mangle.

Just help me wring these out, and then I'll take 'em to th' mangle.

She was then upstairs in the laundry arranging the linen for the mangle.

There, you can hear her screeching now, worse than the mangle, ever so much.

You should hear her mangle Italian, which she has just begun.

WORD ORIGIN

"to mutilate," c.1400, from Anglo-French mangler, frequentative of Old French mangoner "cut to pieces," of uncertain origin, perhaps connected with Old French mahaignier "to maim, mutilate, wound" (see maim). Meaning "to mispronounce (words), garble" is from 1530s. Related: Mangled; mangling.

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