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used in Oryx and Crake

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a state of chaotic disorder


in law:  the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of a person
  • It must have been during the initial mayhem, thinks Snowman, that some genius let out the pigoons and the wolvogs.
    p. 340.9
  • A few bicycles, a few motorcycles — not a bad choice considering the traffic mayhem that must have lasted for days.
    p. 221.4

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