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mutilate

[L. mutilatus, to maim]
To deprive of a limb or a part; to maim or disfigure.
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I know it is so; and I know it is not a mere natural disfigurement, like a criminal mutilation, or a hereditary disproportion in the features.
inflicted upon him a terrible and nameless mutilation."
Saint Antoine's blood was up, and the blood of tyranny and domination by the iron hand was down--down on the steps of the Hotel de Ville where the governor's body lay--down on the sole of the shoe of Madame Defarge where she had trodden on the body to steady it for mutilation. "Lower the lamp yonder!" cried Saint Antoine, after glaring round for a new means of death; "here is one of his soldiers to be left on guard!" The swinging sentinel was posted, and the sea rushed on.
At the edge of this box there lies a great wooden doll, which, so far as mutilation is concerned, bears a strong resemblance to the finest Greek sculpture, and especially in the total loss of its nose.
THESEUS Oft had I heard of thee in times gone by-- The bloody mutilation of thine eyes-- And therefore know thee, son of Laius.
The killing of the elder Jenkins, shortly followed by that of his brother, the mutilation of James Murdoch, the blowing up of the Staphouse family, and the murder of the Stendals all followed hard upon one another in the same terrible winter.
The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives.
"Not for the wide world will I consent to any mutilation of her dead body.
(92.) See Commission for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilations (Commission pour l'abolition des mutilations sexuelles), EUR.
Khartoum ,13 Fev (SUNA) - L'Association africaine pour la lutte contre les coutumes et pratiques nuisibles a organise un forum, en cooperation avec l'Organisation( Plan Sudan) sur la resolution de l'Assemblee de l'Organisation des Nations Unies a propos de l'intensification de l'effort mondial pour eradiquer les mutilations genitales feminines avec la participation d'un certain nombre d'acteurs concernes et des organisations de la societe civile.
APFU founder Phil Hoyle, 53, reported seeing two bright red spheres speeding along the valley floor and claimed many farmers subsequently discovered mysterious mutilations on their sheep.
All Muslims need to take this challenge to overcome FGM, but it is not only the religion which leads to the mutilations. We need information campaigns which work with the specific groups involved.