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mang guhl

  • n  clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
  • v  press with a mangle
    mangle the sheets
  • v  injure badly by beating
  • v  alter so as to make unrecognizable
  • v  destroy or injure severely

  • And let it be recorded that Obama's first act as President was to correct Chief Justice John Roberts, who managed somehow to mangle the 35-word oath of office, misplacing the word .
  • The new Kong does accidentally mangle a few people, but there's no real rage in him.
  • But they didn't want their loved ones "mangled .

  • President Bush in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Every utterance was a huge applause line, including such mild crowd-warming openers as: "Sometimes I'm a little too blunt - I get that from my mom," Bush said. "Sometimes I mangle the English language - I get that from my father."
  • Ken Bates in Independent
    The jury is still out among fans, fed up with high prices and no progress, and increasingly bored of such inanities as "I haven't laughed so much since Ma caught her tits in the mangle", which is what Bates said recently when accused by Chelsea...
  • Dick Parsons in Multichannel News
    If I can mangle the words of Mark Antony, I come today to praise Fred, not to bury him,Parsons said. "He was a truly remarkable man."

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