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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
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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.
I can take only three, on account of the Mangle. But I love children, and Four- pence a week is Four-pence.
Mrs Betty Higden was herself in a moment, and brought them all to order with that speed, that Sloppy, stopping short in a polysyllabic bellow, transferred his energy to the mangle, and had taken several penitential turns before he could be stopped.
'I will never break its heart, I will be a good boy, and never do so any more; I will never be naughty again; I beg its little pardon,' said Mr Mantalini, dropping the handle of the mangle, and folding his palms together; 'it is all up with its handsome friend!
A mangle is a machine that was used to wring the water from clothes after they had been washed.
El presente trabajo tiene como objetivos (1) estimar el coeficiente de degradacion diario (k) de las hojas de tres especies de mangle en relacion con los factores fisico quimicos del suelo y (2) determinar el contenido de nutrientes (fosforo y nitrogeno) en sedimento del manglar en la Laguna Mecoacan.
Arthur Collins, the father of The Only Way is Essex star's daughter Sunday, hurled the substance over a crowd at Mangle E8 in Dalston, east London, on April 17.
Pierre & Jackson, 2014), and provide a diffractive reading (Barad, 2007) of the entanglements within a mangle of practice (Pickering, 1995).
Arthur Collins is wanted for questioning after the corrosive liquid was sprayed during an argument at Mangle, in Dalston, east London.
Prefieren construir sus madrigueras en las zonas elevadas, denominadas por los extractores "altiales", en donde son cubiertas por las mareas altas al menos una vez por mes; estas se ubican entre las raices de mangle rojo (Rhizophora mangle) (Poma 1996), apreciandose ausencia de madrigueras en los rodales puros de mangle salado (Avicenia germinans) y de mangle blanco (Laguncularia racemosa) (Tazan & Wolf 2000).