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Word: maul

Definition: handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer

Sentences Containing 'maul'

He failed to offload to an open Tana Umaga on his shoulder and a penalty from the ensuing maul would have to suffice.
Ireland finally got on the board two minutes from full-time when Marcus Horan crossed the line from an Irish maul.
Meanwhile, Darth Vader engages a "sibling" rivalry with Darth Maul, in order to prove he's the best Sith Lord to Emperor Palpatine, who is constructing the second Death Star.
Mr. Starbuck--a lance without a pole; a top-maul, and the smallest of the sail-maker's needles.
One suggested idea was "Get naked and paint your face red and black like Darth Maul.
Receiving the top-maul from Starbuck, he advanced towards the main-mast with the hammer uplifted in one hand, exhibiting the gold with the other, and with a high raised voice exclaiming: "Whosoever of ye raises me a white-headed whale with a wrinkled brow and a crooked jaw; whosoever of ye raises me that white-headed whale, with three holes punctured in his starboard fluke--look ye, whosoever of ye raises me that same white whale, he shall have this gold ounce, my boys!"
Sam Witwer, Anthony Daniels and Tom Kane appear as the voices of Darth Maul, C-3PO and Yoda, and other actors from the films, including Kenneth Colley, Brian Blessed, Andrew Secombe and Julian Glover, reprise their roles (as Admiral Piett, Boss Nass, Watto and General Veers, respectively).
Then, with the maul, after repeatedly smiting the upper end of this iron rod, he placed the blunted needle endwise on the top of it, and less strongly hammered that, several times, the mate still holding the rod as before.
They completed the line-out and from the ensuing maul the home team scored their first and only try of the match.
This year Capper also directed promo videos for Vybz Kartel, Haleek Maul, Turbonegro, Popcaan, Beenie Man and Tifa as well as creating / producing the Noisey.com franchises Noisey Jamaica and Noisey Raps.
With a blow from the top-maul Ahab knocked off the steel head of the lance, and then handing to the mate the long iron rod remaining, bade him hold it upright, without its touching the deck.

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