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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.
A separate room housed mangles, where excess water was drained off clothes before drying and ironing.
Renovation of Conference Hall of Chief Election Officer at 7, Mangles Road, Patna for
Rival Angela de la Cruz, 45, is a Spanish painter who mangles her canvases.
Lucky Dos Angeles theatergoers have seen her brilliantly create and play Fern Magnin--a Beverly Hills gorgon who mangles The Glass Menagerie by playing the brassiest Laura ever--alongside her fellow Groundlings alums in Beverly Winwood Presents the Actor's Showcase.
It certainly has some of the characteristics of one, but it doesn't follow the looks of the old mangles in the Sears or Montgomery Ward catalogs.
And glue by the gallon, welding torches, saws, seeds, farina, seaweed, blenders and laundry mangles.
Rather than putting mangles and irons behind glass cases, on Monday Ormesby Hall let visitors put them to good use.
1985), Lalana (1986) y Lalana y Ortiz (1992) estudiaron la fauna asociada a mangles en las lagunas costeras de Cuba; Castaing et al.
The letters she wrote to Mangles were strikingly different in tone and context to those she had penned to previous correspondents.
No ballet competition should be considered "international" if its harsh official voice mangles "Vaganova" as "Vagga-nova.