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.
"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.