Mammock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mammock A shapeless piece; a fragment.
    • v. t Mammock To tear to pieces.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mammock A shapeless piece; a chunk; a fragment.
    • mammock To tear in pieces; maul: mangle; mumble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mammock mam′uk a shapeless piece
    • v.t Mammock (Shak.) to tear to pieces, to mangle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ir. & Gael. mam, a round hill + -ock,

Usage

In literature:

I say, cut him to mammocks upon the spot!
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
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