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be put through the mangle

To be subjected to some ordeal, difficulty, trial, or punishment; to undergo an unpleasant experience. Between my mother's bout with cancer, Jenny losing her job, and the bank threatening to foreclose on the house, our family has really been put through the mangle this year. Jake wasn't a great fit for the military, and he was constantly being put through the mangle for disobedience.
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put (someone) through the mangle

To subject someone to some ordeal, difficulty, trial, or punishment; to force someone to undergo an unpleasant experience. My mother's recent bout with cancer has really put us through the mangle this year. I don't think Jake is a great fit for the military. His superiors are constantly putting him through the mangle for his disobedience.
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mangle y hasta ahora es el unico coleoptero que se ha encontrado barrenando propagulos en el estado de Veracruz.
Plantulas de Rhizophora mangle apresentaram maior diametro e altura em todas as subareas, com excecao de G3, enquanto que Laguncularia racemosa apresentou os menores valores medios, em ambas as areas do estudo (Tabela 2).
Las plantulas de mangle toman los nutrientes del agua, y las raices pueden proporcionar una gran superficie para el crecimiento de colonias microbianas (Tam et al.
Las respuestas en terminos de crecimiento en altura total para las plantulas de Rhizophora mangle y Avicenniagerminans, registraron diferencias significativas entre los dispositivos DT y DCPC; caso contrario, para las plantulas de Lagunculariaracemosa.
Siembra directa: propagulos de mangle rojo en cienaga (septiembre 2005), en las zonas adyacentes de parches de manglar, con el nivel del suelo mas elevado y mayor influencia de agua marina.
mangle propagules remained during the two months study and were able to settle.
2008), especialmente por la intensidad luminica, debido a que los arboles de mangle estan expuestos a intensidades altas de esta y se consideran intolerantes a la sombra (Janzen 1985).
Para la realizacion de la extraccion de HAP's, derivados de los compuestos petroleo crudo, se llevo a cabo con la extraccion de las plantulas de manglar (Rhizophora mangle, Laguncularia racemosa y Avicennia germinans), Dr.
The mangle, restored by museum volunteer Mr Newbould and his friend Mr Lodge, will see plenty of good use as around 3000 school children experience daily Victorian life at the museum every year.
Las especies de mangle presentan diversas adaptaciones fisiologicas para tolerar la salinidad del suelo.
To housemates' giggles, she said: "This will be one of the first times the mangle has met 'magic knickers'.