A Yankee, whose face had been torn during a fight in a pot house, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle. On the one hand, the number of mutilated people would increase exponentially. When he woke up, his arm was reportedly torn by a Border Patrol dog. His courageous behavior saved the convoy, and the Bonhomme Richard was so badly wounded that it sank the next day. In 2009, I was attacked and maimed by my boss`s chimpanzee, Travis. A little girl was brutally mutilated by her family`s dog yesterday. In their practical opinion, a child`s name was his name and should not be torn to pieces or dismembered under the pretext of affection. It was a young British army officer who was maimed by a lioness in Somaliland a few months ago. But poor Orubi – she had been sadly torn to pieces and had no more value than a dead rat. On Sunday night, she was mutilated by Liza Minnelli on the way to her acceptance speech as Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In November, two people were injured in an unusual polar bear attack in the centre of a town near Hudson Bay in Canada.
Middle English malle mace, maul, from Anglo-French post, from latin malleus; similar to Old Church Slavonic mlatÅ hammer, Latin molere to grind – more at meals Find the answers with Practical English Usage online, your indispensable guide to problems in English. The mouth was used as a weapon in the late Middle Ages: “If your opponent wears armor that a steel sword blade cannot penetrate, you can still do damage by destroying it with a hammer. You may not be able to stab your opponent, but at least you can destroy him. Maul is both the name of a heavy hammer and a verb that means to strike and scratch. Tigers, lions, carrier animals with powerful paws and sharp claws will destroy their victims. Join our community to access the latest language learning and assessment tips from Oxford University Press! Find out which words work together and create more natural English with the Oxford Collocations Dictionary app. These sample sentences are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “mouth.” The opinions expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback.
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