Thesaurus / mauling


Seeing how matters stood, they fell upon Kit and Hal, mauling the pair with fists, and tearing off their outer garments.

A Gentleman PlayerRobert Neilson Stephens

Only three of 'em, but they're all over the place—climbing on you, mauling you, tripping you up.

Torchy and VeeSewell Ford

The table collapsed with dull creakings, and then the affair of mauling and writhing became a bear pit.

Dust of the DesertRobert Welles Ritchie

He was then allowed to say and do what he liked almost, even to mauling the barmaid about.

Over the SliprailsHenry Lawson

He worshipped children, and would cheerfully endure from them any amount of mauling.

Lad: A DogAlbert Payson Terhune

He was a changed Peter, no longer satisfied with the thought of gnawing sticks or stones or mauling a rabbit skin.

The Country BeyondJames Oliver Curwood

The House of Commons goes on in mauling the late Ministry and their proceedings.

The Journal to StellaJonathan Swift

But you shan't escape your misdemeanour in mauling those verses as you have done, by finding fault with my joke redevivus.

And it was only after months of suffering that Williams finally recovered from the mauling.

In AfricaJohn T. McCutcheon

Suppose we stayed and they took to mauling us again, wouldn't the Saints here take to fighting to protect us?

The Mormon ProphetLily Dougall


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