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Still picture of mangled remains of a vehicle and policemen at the incident site
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.
A man walked away from his mangled car after a smash near the Tyne Tunnel.
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.
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.
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
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.
Rather than simply evidence of ineptitude, the poem's inconsistencies may indicate a relative lack of interest in the overt moralizing that goes on in its tales, and show instead that its real interest is in these mangled bodies, which represent an injury to and renegotiation of the limits of the ego.