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  • v. Present participle of mutilate.


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  • Charlemagne, the abbots indulged themselves in mutilating their monks, or putting out their eyes; a punishment much less cruel than the tremendous vade in pace (the subterraneous dungeon or sepulchre) which was afterwards invented.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I'd sure like to pretend that I can't understand why apparently well-adjusted women find the idea of mutilating a man's genitals defensible.

    Tony Phillips: Woman Throws Husband's Penis in Disposal: Hey, While You're At It ...

  • It had been suggested to cut it into pieces, of which each should carry one off under his shirt, or else to bury it at the foot of a tree, so noting the locality in memory that they might be able to come and disinter it at some future day; but the idea of mutilating the flag, or burying it like a corpse, affected them too painfully, and they were considering if they might not preserve it in some other manner.

    The Downfall

  • More than 70 percent of the shattered plane has been recovered, but not a single piece of debris shows the characteristic signs of pitting or scarring that would confirm a bomb explosion -- and none of the 213 corpses recovered so far bears the kind of mutilating injury that a bomb would have caused.

    Going Back To Square One

  • After 'mutilating' myself, I can still remain married.

    Jon Stewart vs. Mike Huckabee on Gay Marriage

  • You may also see the term "Female Genital Cutting" being used because Muslims resented the suggestion that they are "mutilating" their daughters.

    Planck's Constant

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it's time Fort Campbell stopped "mutilating" goats and pigs for combat medic training purposes. - Local News

  • "mutilating" goats and pigs for combat medic training purposes. - Local News

  • Even Chinese and Japanese women are mutilating their anatomy to come closer to the beauty of Western models.

    Dreamseller: The Calling

  • To those whose sympathies lay with wind, liability was the concern: mutilating golden eagles violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Kenetech first negotiated “killing permits” from the U.S.

    The Elusive Green Economy


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