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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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Bruce would mowing his having won promotion through emotional But there are no guarantees that a team will win the final so I would imagine Bruce would rather be mowing his lawn having won automatic promotion than going through the emotional wringer he most certainly will on Saturday; unless his team wins then the champagne will be flowing.
"The Blues have probably been put through the wringer over the past five, six years in terms of some results and things happening off the field.
HE'S currently going through the dramatic wringer on Hollyoaks (aren't they all?), but Insider - like most of the female population - still has fond recollections of Jeremy Sheffield, pictured from a previous life.
Kelly has come through the emotional wringer to blossom at Rugby Park and earned his first senior Scotland honours in last week's 2-1 win in Luxembourg.
Another rabbit raiser sent me a link to a wonderful product called the Rabbit Wringer (you can Google it), which is a cervical dislocator, (they also make a poultry wringer) which will streamline the harvesting process to such a degree that it will almost be a pleasure to do the chore.
The footballing fates seem intent on putting Heurelho through the emotional wringer, letting him fumble a Frank Lampard shot into - or at least in the vicinity of - the goal two weeks ago.
The group was put through the wringer during last year's first half, when revenues slumped due to weakness in the online poker business and the World Cup impact.
On the one hand, screenwriter Allan Loeb tests the bonds of brotherly love as he puts characters through the emotional wringer, and Ron Howard elicits strong performances from Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder as the women caught in a web of lies.
"I may have taken someone through the wringer psychologically, but I've never been sinister," he added.
Shuaa has been through the wringer in recent years.
The story's emotional cliffhanger puts the listener through the wringer. The best kind of ending and the best book in the series to date.
An engaging story for readers of all ages, Hot Sand and Horny Toads vividly illustrates daily life of over half a century ago, from the wildlife of the desert to operating a wringer washing machine to the three party telephone line.