mangle

Part of speech: noun

MANGLER.

Part of speech: verb

To mutilate; lacerate.

Part of speech: verb

To smooth with a mangle.

Part of speech: noun

A machine for smoothing fabrics by pressing between rollers.

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Usage examples "mangle":

  1. To avoid a perturbing factor, we will assume that his wife, too, exercises her arms in an unusual degree: keeps a mangle, and has all the custom of the neighbourhood. - "Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I", Herbert Spencer.
  2. I have seen Deerfoot shocked more than once at the horrible style in which you mangle the king's English. - "The Lost Trail", Edward S. Ellis.
  3. 160 Thus made answer and spake, or rather stammered than answered: " Such a message as that, I am sure I should mangle and mar it; If you would have it well done,- I am only repeating your maxim,- You must do it yourself, you must not leave it to others!" - "Narrative and Lyric Poems (first series) for use in the Lower School", O. J. Stevenson.