After further agitation, Innis chokes Metzger and mayhem ensues.
I cannot imagine the sort of mayhem and fear, as well as nausea and tears, the ER staffs across Boston must have experienced.
By then, allied Afghan guards had rallied along the parapets and prevented any breakout, but the mayhem continued.
The sounds of mayhem drew a neighbor out from his apartment, a man in his early twenties.
Cops, expecting a crowd of 5,000 and highs in the mid-80s, were prepared for G-8 protest levels of mayhem.
Two days would seem like less than an hour, and mayhem would have no way of judging how much less.
It did not seem possible, mayhem thought now, that a mistake could be made.
When Bartock prowled into view, mayhem would shout a warning.
Something, mayhem decided, had come up during transmigration.
It was the monster, and now that his own hearing had slowed down, mayhem was able to hear the slower cycles of sound.
late 15c., from Anglo-French maihem (13c.), from Old French mahaigne "injury, wrong, a hurt, harm, damage;" related to mahaignier "to injure, wound, mutilate, cripple" (see maim). Originally, in law, the crime of maiming a person "to make him less able to defend himself or annoy his adversary" [OED].