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maul

1. a heavy two-handed hammer suitable for driving piles, wedges, etc.
2. Rugby a loose scrum that forms around a player who is holding the ball and on his feet

maul

[mȯl]
(engineering)

maul, mall

maul
1. A heavy, wooden mallet. 2.See beetle.
References in classic literature ?
The Wolf, being thus fearfully mauled, said, "I am rightly served, for why did I attempt the art of healing, when my father only taught me the trade of a butcher?
He had worked himself into quite a fury through recollection of the last occasion upon which Taug had mauled him, and now he was bent upon revenge.
The military man accepted the combat, but refused the wager; upon which both immediately stript and engaged, till the driver of horses was so well mauled by the leader of men, that he was obliged to exhaust his small remainder of breath in begging for quarter.
Why, my father was out in the mountains, an' the man with 'm got mauled by a grizzly--clean clawed to the bones all over.
Indeed he had the full benefit of it, and it so mauled him, though he bent his head low and tried to present nothing but the mangy cap to it, that he dropped under the lee of a tier of shipping, and they lay there until it was over.
A SURFER was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast, less than a week after a fatal attack.
A TIGER that broke loose after severe flooding at the Tbilisi Zoo mauled a man to death before being shot by police.
At the beginning of June an American tourist was mauled by a lion in a lion park near Johannesburg, South Africa.
A GRIEVING daughter has revealed the dog that mauled her mum to death was bought to protect her.
Her employers told doctors at the hospital in Kuwait where she was taken that it was a dog that mauled her, but authorities suspected something was amiss because of the severity of the Filipina maid's wounds.
A toddler was mauled to death by seven dogs in Georgia on Wednesday, and the girl's grandmother tried to rescue her, but was too late.
Saints mauled Wasps in a raw thriller, all four bonuspoint earning tries coming from their rampant, rolling pack.