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mutilate
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
severely injure or damage — for example by cutting up
  • Less the opportunity of an insight into grinding and bolting than the casual fact that lodgings were to be obtained in that very farmhouse which, before its mutilation, had been the mansion of a branch of the d'Urberville family.
    4 — The Consequence (71% in)

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