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fold, spindle, or mutilate

to harm or disfigure. Referring to a once-standard line printed on machine-readable documents, such as computer punch cards. (Such a document, if folded, placed on a bill spike, or otherwise punctured, would no longer be machine-readable.) At the bottom of the bill, it said "do not fold, spindle, or mutilate," and Jane, in her anger, did all three. Look here, chum, if you don't want to get folded, spindled, or mutilated, you had better do what you are told!
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However teenagers will rebel, so I think they should let them have it done, as it is their body and if they want to mutilate it, let them.
A suicidal prisoner has failed in a High Court bid for the right to be given razors so that he can cut and mutilate himself to relieve the stresses which could ultimately cause him to kill himself.
People who cut, burn, or otherwise mutilate themselves with no intention of committing suicide apparently experience genuine relief from emotional anguish, contends John Briere of the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles.
Prosecutor Hywel Hughes said, 'Having left him unconscious in his kitchen he returned to mutilate the body.
To mutilate the animal's head was particularly gruesome.
Melbourne, Aug 6 (ANI): Frustrated Aussie workers are now using their iPhones to vent out anger at their bosses, thanks to applications that allow them to snap and mutilate a photo of their subject.
It is thought he takes the animals away to mutilate.