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mangled

(măng′gŭld)
Torn, shredded, or blasted apart; said for example of the limbs of severely traumatized patients.
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SCIENTISTS tried to pry open a mangled Nasa space capsule in hopes of salvaging its precious cargo of solar atoms yesterday, a day after the saucer-shaped probe crashed in the Utah desert.
On his fourth night in Mississippi, Emmett Louis Till was kidnapped from his great uncle's home; three days later, his mangled body surfaced in the Tallahatchie River.
A MAN whose hand was mangled in an horrific meat factory accident was forced to wait more than THREE hours at a hospital A&E unit for treatment.
They have eaten a lot of rubber chicken in their time, not to mention the tons of perogies, mangled cheeseburgers, and mayonnaise-lathered potato salads.
In the 1957 essay "Princes and Powers," James Baldwin ruminated on the difference between black Americans and colonized people: "[We] had been made and mangled by, another machinery altogether.
I do not see a stack of mangled bodies--oh, I have seen other people's pictures, but since my head does not own them I can read without drowning in despair, to find the kernel of survival and reward in humanity articulated.
Tiny signs Mangled microfossils may become a new diagnostic tool for identifying the sites of ancient, hidden extraterrestrial-object impacts (161: 382).
Lowenthal did endow the novel's narrator, Jeremy, with the same physical scar--a mangled finger--as his creator.
When this patient mangled most of her right hand in an accident, a team of microsurgeons (doctors who use microscopes to operate on tiny body parts) "replanted" her three detached fingers and crafted a thumb from the woman's toes!
His firsthand knowledge also allows him to dig deeper and expose how the military itself is a captive of its own mangled internal communications.
He saw it as an act of subversion (as opposed to cheap eating implements that may have been inadvertently mangled by the dishwasher).
The officers found the driver thrown from the vehicle, dead at the scene, and the passenger unconscious in the mangled and burning vehicle.