Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”
People believed Daisey when he said he met a man who was fired from his job after his hands were mangled in a metal press.
I pictured booths with graphic pamphlets of mangled babies and plastic fetus dolls.
But the whip flies through the air and, no luck, the camera lingers on the mangled back.
Dodi Fayed was mangled, obviously dead, his jeans ripped apart.
He lay a mangled heap at the foot of a precipice and could as yet only stretch out lame hands and feel in the dark.
Were they guilty whom you see down there gibbeted, mangled, and torn to pieces?
The cabs, enrobed in Red Crosses, awaited an unwelcome fare—a mangled pedestrian.
It is heart-sickening to witness their bloody, mangled forms.
A visit to the mangled remnants of his frescoes in S. Caterina will repay the student of art.
"to mutilate," c.1400, from Anglo-French mangler, frequentative of Old French mangoner "cut to pieces," of uncertain origin, perhaps connected with Old French mahaignier "to maim, mutilate, wound" (see maim). Meaning "to mispronounce (words), garble" is from 1530s. Related: Mangled; mangling.
clothes-pressing machine, 1774, from Dutch mangel, apparently short for mangelstok, from stem of mangelen to mangle, from Middle Dutch mange, ultimately from root of mangonel.