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 Maul.Maul of Monks (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Maul (The Giant).
A giant who used to spoil young pilgrims with sophistry. He attacked Mr. Greatheart with a club, and the combat between them lasted for the space of an hour. At length Mr. Greatheart pierced the giant under the fifth rib, and then cut off his head. (Bunyan: Pilgrim’s Progress, pt. ii.)   1

 Maul.Maul of Monks (The). 


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