Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of mangle.

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Examples

  • As if the script weren't clumsy enough, the movie even mangles a wordless moment when Penny seeks to inspire her hay burner by looking him in the eye.

    A Grownup Look at Lennon as a 'Boy'

  • Mathieu, who has won renown for his big hits, ranks in the top three nationally in fumbles recovered and forced, is one of the nation's top punt returners and generally mangles offensive game plans.

    Honey Badger Stalks the Heisman

  • Did that weird, hilarious and mercifully short episode remind anyone of wedding scene in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" where the priest mangles the bride and groom's name and then refers to the "holy spigot".

    How Many Harvard JDs Does It Take....

  • And I, the long time intimate of John Barleycorn, knew just what he promised me -- maggots of fancy, dreams of power, forgetfulness, anything and everything save whirling washers, revolving mangles, humming centrifugal wringers, and fancy starch and interminable processions of duck trousers moving in steam under my flying iron.

    Chapter 24

  • He danced him over the ironing tables, the stove, and the mangles, and out into the wash-room and over the wringer and washer.

    Chapter 25

  • But he mangles his Mandarin and instead professes, in a sequence of bungled attempts: "My fifth aunt," "Dirty sea mud" and, finally, "Frog loves to pee."

    Did You Just Say What I Think You Said?

  • So this tiny little girl, 25 maybe, Kim's age, with gnarled teeth comes into the waiting room, mangles my name and I follow her.

    The Weak Force

  • For my maternal grandmother, who is fluent in Yiddish, when someone mangles the language of our eastern-European ancestors it really hurts her ears.

    Rabbi Jason Miller: Michele Bachmann's Choot-spa Moment

  • Bush seems to have a limited vocabulary and a limited ability to use the words that he does know; he mangles his sentences and syntax; and he always seems to have only one or two limited thoughts at his disposal.

    Intellectual Arrogance, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • And I, the long-time intimate of John Barleycorn, knew just what he promised me — maggots of fancy, dreams of power, forgetfulness, anything and everything save whirling washers, revolving mangles, humming centrifugal wringers, and fancy starch and interminable processions of duck trousers moving in steam under my flying iron.

    THE BRAIN MERCHANT

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