The savage violence, the large-scale death and maiming of World War II were just beginning to loosen up social mores a la Mad Men.
Imagine not just one bomb killing and maiming civilians in Boston, but over 150 over four years.
Between 1996 and 2002, RUF rebels rampaged Sierre Leone, killing, maiming, and raping civilians.
c.1300, maimen, from Old French mahaignier "injure, wound, muitilate, cripple, disarm," possibly from Vulgar Latin *mahanare (cf. Provençal mayanhar, Italian magagnare), of unknown origin; or possibly from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *mait- (cf. Old Norse meiða "to hurt," related to mad (adj.)), or from PIE root *mai- "to cut." Related: Maimed; maiming.