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 for maul
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. A heavy blow. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See
        Pall-mall. --Cotton.
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     4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public
        walk; a level shaded walk.
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              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.
                                                    --Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maul \Maul\, n. [See Mall a hammer.]
     A heavy wooden hammer or beetle. [Written also mall.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maul \Maul\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mauled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Mauling.]
     1. To beat and bruise with a heavy stick or cudgel; to wound
        in a coarse manner.
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              Meek modern faith to murder, hack, and maul. --Pope.
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     2. To injure greatly; to do much harm to.
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              It mauls not only the person misrepreseted, but him
              also to whom he is misrepresented.    --South.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  maul
      n 1: a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
           [syn: maul, sledge, sledgehammer]
      v 1: split (wood) with a maul and wedges
      2: injure badly by beating [syn: maul, mangle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  138 Moby Thesaurus words for "maul":
     abrade, abuse, assault, attack, bang, barbarize, bark, bash, baste,
     batter, beat, blemish, bloody, break, broil, bruise, brutalize,
     buffet, bung, bung up, burn, butcher, carry on, chafe, check, chip,
     claw, contuse, crack, craze, cut, destroy, do violence to,
     do wrong by, do wrong to, dogfight, donnybrook, drub, flagellate,
     flail, flap, fracas, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, gash,
     go on, hammer, hurt, ill-treat, ill-use, incise, injure, knock,
     knock about, lacerate, lambaste, larrup, lash, lay waste, loot,
     maim, make mincemeat of, maltreat, mangle, manhandle, melee,
     mishandle, mistreat, molest, mug, mutilate, outrage, paste, patter,
     pelt, pierce, pillage, pommel, pound, pulverize, pummel, puncture,
     rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rap, rape, rave, rend, riot, rip, roar,
     rough, rough up, row, ruction, ruin, run, rupture, sack, savage,
     scald, scorch, scotch, scrape, scratch, scuff, set-to, skin, slash,
     slaughter, sledgehammer, slit, sow chaos, spank, sprain, stab,
     stick, storm, strain, tear, tear around, terrorize, thrash, thresh,
     thump, traumatize, vandalize, violate, wallop, whip, wound, wreck,
     wrench
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Maul
     an old name for a mallet, the rendering of the Hebrew mephits
     (Prov. 25:18), properly a war-club.
     

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