Presently the giant paused in manhandling his men, and sniffed the air.
You know he's got a system of manhandling that's near the record in these parts.
They passed two more parties of aliens on the move, manhandling with them bulky objects the Terran could not identify.
By manhandling Bud Hemmingway for wrapping up the wrong ankle, maam!
If you know your little book, you'll come through at once and save yourself a manhandling.
Forgive me for manhandling you—and all the rest, if you can!
Yet, in a truer sense, he felt that the necessity of manhandling him would be the final touch in this degrading interview.
mid-15c., "wield a tool," also, late 15c., "to attack (an enemy)," from man (n.) + handle (v.). Nautical meaning "to move by force of men" (without levers or tackle) is attested from 1834, and is the source of the slang meaning "to handle roughly" (1865).
[T]he two Canalers rushed into the uproar, and sought to drag their man out of it toward the forecastle. Others of the sailors joined with them in this attempt, and a twisted turmoil ensued; while standing out of harm's way, the valiant captain danced up and down with a whale-pike, calling upon his officers to manhandle that atrocious scoundrel, and smoke him along to the quarter-deck. [Melville, "The Town-Ho's Story," "Harper's" magazine, October 1851]