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maim

(mām) [ME. maymen, to cripple]
1. To injure seriously; to disable.
2. To deprive of the use of a part, such as an arm or leg.
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A new party appearing on the Secretary-General's list of perpetrators is the extremist group Boko Haram, responsible in Nigeria for "increased attacks on schools, killing, maiming dozens of children as well as other grave violations as you all know this continues unfortunately in 2014.
Chief Supt George Clarke said the kids had been caught up in a reckless attack aimed at killing or maiming his officers.
The legislation puts into effect the conditions agreed to by the United Kingdom when it signed an international convention outlawing the use of the weapons, which have been responsible for killing and maiming thousands of civilians in conflict zones.
For goodness sake, if not him but certainly his kith and kin are killing and maiming our troops sent to Afghanistan by some of the panel in their capacity of being the ruling elite.
10TH FEBRUARY, 1996: LONDON DOCKLANDS THE first IRA ceasefire came to an abrupt end when a 1,000lb bomb exploded at Canary Wharf in London, killing two men and maiming 39 people.
As with most guns, air weapons are capable of maiming, blinding and even killing people.
His war has cost the lives of more than 3,000 American soldiers, wounded more than 23,000, permanently maiming many of them, and killed 26,000 Iraqis in just the last twelve months.
The worst of it is that many bomblets remain unexploded until the civilian population returns to the area only to be confronted by innumerable small explosions, maiming or killing individuals, often children.
Those caught running initiation schools without authority can be imprisoned and potentially suffer severe sentences in the event of death or maiming.
Coming so soon after the anniversary of 7/7 these images of death and maiming of the innocent are an all too familiar sight in our lives.