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Mangle


MAN'GLE, verb transitive

1. To cut with a dull instrument and tear, or to tear in cutting; to cut in a bungling manner; applied chiefly to the cutting of flesh.

And seized with fear, forgot his mangled meat.

2. To curtail; to take by piece-meal.

MAN'GLE, noun [Latin mango.]

1. A rolling press or calendar for smoothing cloth.

2. A name of the mangrove, which see.

MAN'GLE, verb transitive To smooth cloth with a mangle; to calendar.