mangle


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mangle

a machine for pressing or drying wet textiles, clothes, etc., consisting of two heavy rollers between which the cloth is passed

mangle

Used similarly to mung or scribble, but more violent in its connotations; something that is mangled has been irreversibly and totally trashed.
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Running the collars and cuffs through the mangle was also Joe's idea.
Prop agules of Rhizophora mangle (Rhizophoraceae) bored by Coccotrypes rhizophorae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Tumilco mangrove, Veracruz, Mexico.
Contract notice for Supply of Mangle Single-shaft as specified in the query placed on the website ordering.
Others were plunged into hot water in dolly tubs, swirled about with a dolly peg to shift the dirt, then put through the mangle.
NUTRIENT BALANCE IN A CONSTRUCTED WETLAND USING MANGROVES (Rhizophora mangle and Laguncularia racemosa) INTEGRATED PONDS WHITE SHRIMP (Litopenaeus vannamei)
Rhizophora mangle has leaves with higher tannin content rendering them more resistant to degradation compared to Laguncularia racemosa (Lacerda et al.
Los impactos ocasionados por los derrames de petroleo en la linea de costa, han ocasionado la perdida de la cobertura de mangle (Duke, 1999).
Salendine Nook eccentric Jake Mangle Wurzel stepped in to remove a dangerous metal pole after months of inaction.
De esta manera, se realizo el desazolve de manantiales, la construccion de un vivero de mangle y pruebas de reforestacion de manglar en la cienaga.