A hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly in Yellowstone this week, the latest in a rash of attacks.
She was mauled by a 5-year-old 550-pound African lion named Cous Cous as she was cleaning his cage.
“mauled by Ads, Incumbents Look to Declaw Outside Groups,” in The New York Times.
In the Hawaii caucuses, Mitt mauled Santorum 45 percent to 25 percent, with turnout setting state records.
In November, two people were mauled in an unusual polar bear attack in the center of a town near Hudson Bay in Canada.
And, above all, remember that Arsène Lupin does not allow himself to be bashed and mauled about without good reasons.
At every step it was kicked or mauled by the crowd who accompanied it.
Then with a howl the crowd rose and threw themselves on Billy, and mauled and pounded him until he begged for mercy.
In fact he gets so mauled his friends will soon hardly be able to recognise him.
The car was boarded, and McNeil, fighting like a fury, was dragged out and mauled to death before any other officers arrived.
mid-13c., meallen "strike with a heavy weapon," from Middle English mealle (mid-13c.) "mace, wooden club, heavy hammer" (see maul (n.). The meaning "damage seriously, mangle" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Mauled; mauling.
c.1200, mealle, "hammer, usually a heavy one; sledgehammer," from Old French mail "hammer," from Latin malleus "hammer" (see mallet).
an old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits (Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club.