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MAUL, n. [L. malleus. See Mall.]

A heavy wooden hammer; written also mall.

MAUL, v.t. To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner.

Meek modern faith to murder, hack and maul.



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MAUL, n. [L. malleus. See Mall.]

A heavy wooden hammer; written also mall.

MAUL, v.t. To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner.

Meek modern faith to murder, hack and maul.

MAUL, v.t.

To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner. Meek modern faith to murder, hack and maul. Pope.


MAUL, n. [L. malleus. See Mall.]

A heavy wooden hammer; written also mall.


Maul
  1. A heavy wooden hammer or beetle.

    [Written also mall.]
  2. To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel] to wound in a coarse manner.

    Meek modern faith to murder, hack, and maul. Pope.

  3. To injure greatly; to do much harm to.

    It mauls not only the person misrepreseted, but him also to whom he is misrepresented. South.

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Maul

MAUL, noun [Latin malleus. See Mall.]

A heavy wooden hammer; written also mall.

MAUL, verb transitive To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound in a coarse manner.

Meek modern faith to murder, hack and maul

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