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MACULATE, adj. stained, impure
MACULATION, sub. stain, the spot of guilt
MAD, adj. wild, untrained
MADE, pt. p. fastened
MAGGOT-PIE, sub. a magpie
MAGNIFICO, sub. the title of a Venetian grandee
MAID MARIAN, a character in the morris-dance
MAILED UP, wrapped up, a hawking term; to mail
a hawk was to pinion her, or fasten her wings with a girdle.
MAIN, sub. a hand at dice;the mainland
MAIN-COURSE, sub. a mainsail
MAINED, pt. p. maimed
MAKELESS, adj. mateless, widowed
MALLECHO, sub. mischief [Span. malhecho]
MALKIN, sub. a kitchen slut
MALL, sub. Mary; ' Mistress Mall's
picture,' improbably explained as referring to
the picture of the notorious Mary Firth, or
Mall Cut-purse
MALLARD, sub. a wild drake
MALT-WORM, sub. a tippler of ale
MAMMER, v. i. to hesitate
MAMMET, sub. a doll. Some have suggested breasts
as its meaning in the first passage.
MAMMOCK, v. t. tear in fragments
MAN, v. t. to tame a hawk; to direct, to aim
MANAGE, sub. taming of a horse; v. t. to train, break
in a horse
MANDRAGORA, sub. mandrake
MANDRAKE, sub. the plant atropa mandragora,
the root of which was supposed to bear human
shape, and to shriek when pulled out of the
ground, causing madness or death to the
hearer
MANKIND, adj. masculine, applied to a woman
MANNED, pt. p. furnished with servant
MANNER, TO BE TAKEN WITH THE, to be Caught
in the act
MAN-QUELLER, sub. a murderer
MANURE, v. t. to cultivate
MAPPERY, sub. the study of maps, theory as
opposed to real practice in warfare
MARBLED, adj. like marble, everlasting
MARCHPANE, sub. a sort of sweet biscuit, flavoured
with almonds, like our macaroons
MARE, sub. the nightmare; 'to ride the wild mare 'a=to
play at see-saw
MARK, sub. God bless or save the mark=saving
your favour
MARTIAL, adj. like Mars
MARTLEMAS, sub. 11th of November, supposed to
be a time of fair weather, applied to a hale old
man
MARY-BUDS, sub. flowers of the marigold
MASHED, pt. p. mixed or beaten into a confused
mass
MATE, v. t. to confound, to paralyze; to cope with,
to match
MAUGRE, prep. in spite of
MAUND, sub. a basket
MAZZARD, sub. a head, Ham
MEACOCK, adj. spiritless, henpecked
MEALED, pt. p. mingled
MEAN, sub. appears to have been the inter-
mediate part between the tenor and treble; poor,
humble
MECHANICAL, sub. a handicraftsman
MEDICINE, sub. a physician
MEINY, sub. household, attendants
MELL, v. i. to meddle
MERCHANT, sub. a fellow, a chap [Ital. merca-
tante]
MERE, adj. entire, absolute
MERED, adj. only
MERELY, adv. entirely
MESS, sub. a set of four; a small quantity
or fragment
METAPHYSICAL, adj. supernatural
MEW, v. t. to pen up, to imprison
MEW! an interjection of contempt
MICHER, sub. a truant
MICHING, adj. sneaking, lurking
MIDDLE-EARTH, sub. the world
MILCH, adj. moist, shedding tears
MILLINER, sub. a man dealing in fancy articles
MILL-SIXPENCE, sub. coin that first had milled
edge [1561]
MILLSTONES, TO WEEP [proverbial], not to weep at
all
MIND, sub. 'put in mind of'=informcd
MINE, v. t. to undermine, to sap
MINERAL, sub. a mine; a poisonous drug
MINIKIN, adj. smail, pretty
MINIMUS, sub. anything very small
MINUTE-JACKS, sub. lime-servers
MIRE, v. i. to sink as in the mud
MISER, sub. a miserable wretch
MISPRISED, adj. mistaken
MISPRISION, sub. contempt, mistake
'Miss, adv. misconduct
MISSINGLY, adv. with regret
MISSIVE, sub. a messenger
MIST, v. t. to throw a mist upon any thing,
MISTRESS, sub. the jack at the game of bowls
MOBLED,pt.p. having the head closely wrapped
up
MODERN, adj. trite, commonplace
MOLDWARP, sub. a mole
MOME, sub. a blockhead
MOMENTANY, adj. momentary, instantaneous
MONARCHO, sub. name of a crazy Italian, living
in London about 1580, who professed to be
monarch of the world
MONTANT, sub. a fencing term, an upward thrust
[Comp. 'Mountanto'applied to Benedick in 'Much Ado
about No-thing,']
MONUMENTAL, adj. ancestral, memorial
MOOD, sub. fit of passion
MOONISH, adj. unconstant
MOP, sub. a grimace
MOPPING, pr. p. making grimaces
MORISCO, sub. a Morris-dancer
MORRIS-PIKE, sub. a Moorish pike
MORT, sub. a set of notes sounded at the death
of the deer
MORTAL, adj. deadly, causing death; perhaps=
abounding, exessive; according to some, human
MOTHER, sub. the disease hysterica passio
MOTION, sub. a puppet-show; a puppet
MOTIVE, sub. a mover, author
MOTLEY, adj. the particoloured dress of a fool; sub.
a fool
MOULD, sub. 'men of mould's; earth-born men
MOULTEN, adj. 'without feathers
MOUNTANT, adj. lifted up
MOUSE, sub. a term of endearment
MOUSE, v. t. to tear in pieces
MOW, v. a grimace
MOY, sub. a measure of corn, or more probably
some sort of coin
MULLED, adj. insipid, flat
MURAL [O. Ed. MORAL], sub. perhaps wall
MURDLRING-PIECE, sub. a cannon loaded with
chain shot
MURE, sub. a wall
MURRION, adj. 'infected with the murrain,'
MUSCADEL, sub. a sweet wine
MUSET, sub. a gap in a hedge or thicket through
which a hare is used to pass
MUSS, sub. a scramble
MUTINE, v. i. to mutiny, to rebel
MUTINES, sub. mutineers
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