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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mall  \Mall\  (m[add]l;  277),  n.  [Written  also  {maul}.]  [OE. 
  malle,  F.  mail  L.  malleus.  Cf  {Malleus}.] 
  1.  A  large  heavy  wooden  beetle;  a  mallet  for  driving  anything 
  with  force;  a  maul.  --Addison. 
  2.  A  heavy  blow.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  3.  An  old  game  played  with  malls  or  mallets  and  balls.  See 
  {Pall-mall}.  --Cotton. 
  4.  A  place  where  the  game  of  mall  was  played.  Hence:  A  public 
  walk;  a  level  shaded  walk. 
  Part  of  the  area  was  laid  out  in  gravel  walks,  and 
  planted  with  elms;  and  these  convenient  and 
  frequented  walks  obtained  the  name  of  the  City  Mall. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Maul  \Maul\,  n.  [See  {Mall}  a  hammer.] 
  A  heavy  wooden  hammer  or  beetle.  [Written  also  {mall}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Maul  \Maul\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mauled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  beat  and  bruise  with  a  heavy  stick  or  cudgel;  to  wound 
  in  a  coarse  manner. 
  Meek  modern  faith  to  murder,  hack,  and  maul.  --Pope. 
  2.  To  injure  greatly;  to  do  much  harm  to 
  It  mauls  not  only  the  person  misrepreseted,  but  him 
  also  to  whom  he  is  misrepresented.  --South. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  heavy  long-handle  hammer  used  to  drive  stakes  or  wedges 
  [syn:  {sledge},  {sledgehammer}] 
  v  1:  split  (wood)  with  a  maul  and  wedges 
  2:  injure  badly  by  beating  [syn:  {mangle}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  an  old  name  for  a  mallet,  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  mephits 
  (Prov.  25:18),  properly  a  war-club. 

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