Usage examples for maul

  1. He brought his big fist down upon the desk with the thud of a maul. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  2. He " lined" the fence's course and cleared the way rudely through the forest, a work of days, and then he made the maul. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  3. St John, as well as Pultney, knows That I had some repute for prose; And, till they drove me out of date, Could maul a minister of state. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  4. He broke many a maul- stick across their shoulders, and frequently he was left without a single pupil to execute his mandates. – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  5. Now they drew towards the end of the way; and just there where Christian had seen the cave when he went by, out thence came forth Maul, a giant. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  6. Maul- To lay hands upon, either violently or with affection. – The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis
  7. At first curiosity attracted this animal, and later the hunting instinct caused him to maul his prey. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  8. Where the practice is followed of packing the material very firmly in the bed, some instrument in the form of a maul is used to tamp it down. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  9. " No, no; it will do for the naval battle," chuckled the king, and while he pushed the artist back, the latter, carried away by the monarch's unusual freedom, struck him lightly on the shoulder with the maul- stick. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. He passed the maul to Bart, and clutched one of the shoes as a club in his right hand. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  11. He had seen the flight of the maul, the sagging of the sturdy figure. – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  12. Watch 'em when they go at the dish- washin', an' how they whack the rollin'- pin, an' maul the eggs, an' heave the wood int' the stove, an' slat the flies out o' the house! – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  13. The carpenter got ready his shot- plugs and top- maul; the armorer examined the locks of the fire- arms; the gunner paraded his wads, and opened the magazine beneath the cabin floor. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  14. The really great and characteristic point in the dialogue was where something Field said caused " Garland to lay down his pad and lift his big fist in the air like a maul. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  15. The floor of the box seemed beaten with a maul. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  16. He dragged one great maul of a fist free and drove it at the face beneath him. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  17. Having the windward position he decided that he could strike the advanced division under Tromp and maul it severely before the rest of the Dutch could succor it. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  18. Used for agricultural implements, automobiles, crating, boxes, cooperage, tool handles, wheel stock, bridge timbers, sills, interior finish, and maul heads. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  19. There were moments when he would have liked to maul her; and yet he saw himself obliged to hold her in check with kind words. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. At length, it was proposed by Bragwell, that we should scour the hundreds, sweat the constable, maul the watch, and then reel soberly to bed. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett