So why let ‘300’ get by with mangling the 2,500-year-old Greco-Persian War?
I felt the mangling of the appetites Of the black panthers, of the savage kites, That were so fain to rend and pick my flesh.
An hour later she and Rushie were mangling and ironing, in dead silence.
Everywhere, however, it was practically the same deadly smash of shells, mangling and killing all about us.
A word on their primitive method of mangling may not be amiss.
And then arose the irritable little gentleman who talked so politely about "mangling" when Diggory spoilt the fowl.
One after another they jumped, striking the earth and turning over and over, breaking bones, and mangling faces and bodies.
She was his very own now—his, saved from the mangling blows of wild beasts.
Not so miserable perhaps as a French mangling the translator remembers to have seen.
No wild beast can compare with the sea for mangling its prey.
"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.