was playing the air one day on the east coast of Australia, when the natives evidently recognised it, and seemed enchanted. (Moniteur de l'Armée.)

“Malbrouk s'en va-t-en guerre,
Mironton, mironton, mirontaine;
Malbrouk s'en va-t-en guerre.
Nul sait quand reviendra.
Il reviendra z'a pâques-
Mironton, mironton, mirontaine ...
Ou à la Trinité.”
    The name Malbrouk occurs in the Chansons de Gestes, and also in the Basque Pastorales.

Malcolm Eldest son of Duncan, King of Scotland. He was called Can-More (Great-head), and succeeded Macbeth (1056). (Shakespeare: Macbeth.)

Maldine (French). School. So called because at school “on dine assez mal.”

Male (See Sex .)

Male Sapphires Deep indigo-coloured sapphires. The pale blue are the female sapphires. (Emmanuel: `Diamonds and Precious Stones [1867].)

Male suada Fames Hunger is a bad counsellor. The French say, “Vilain affamé, demi enragé.”

Malebolge (4 syl.). The eighth circle of Dante's Inferno, which contained in all ten bolgi or pits.

“There is a place within the depths of hell
Called Malebolge.” Dante: Inferno, xviii.

Malecasta The impersonation of lust. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, ii. 1.)

Maleger [wretchedly thin]. Captain of the rabble rout which attack the castle of Temperance. He was “thin as a rake,” and cold as a serpent. Prince Arthur attacks him and flings him to the ground, but Maleger springs up with renewed vigour. Arthur now stabs him through and through, but it is like stabbing a shadow; he then takes him in his arms and squeezes him as in a vice, but it is like squeezing a piece of sponge; he then remembers that every time the carl touches the earth his strength is renewed, so he squeezes all his breath out, and tosses the body into a lake. (See Antaeos .) (Spenser: Faërie Queene, book ii. 11.)

Malengin [guile]. On his back he carried a net “to catch fools.” Being attacked by Sir Artegal and his iron man, he turned himself first into a fox, then to a bush, then to a bird, then to a hedgehog, then to a snake; but Talus was a match for all his deceits, and killed him. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, v. 9.)

Malepardus The castle of Master Reynard the Fox, in the tale so called.

Malherbe's Canons of French Poetry
   (1) Poetry is to contain only such words as are in common use by well-educated Parisians.
   (2) A word ending with a vowel must in no case be followed by a word beginning with a vowel.
   (3) One line in no wise is to run into another.
   (4) The caesura must always be most strictly observed.
   (5) Every alternate rhyme must be feminine.

Maliom Mahomet is so called in some of the old romances.

“Send five, send six against me. By Maliom I swear, I'll take them all.”- Fierabras.

Malkin The nickname of Mary, now called Molly. Hence the Maid Marian is so termed.
   Malkin. A kitchen wench, now called a Molly, is by Shakespeare termed “the kitchen Malkin. (Coriolanus, ii. 1.)
   Malkin. A scarecrow or figure dressed like a scullion; hence, anything made of rags, as a mop.
   Malkin. A Moll or female cat, the male being a “Tom.” When the cat mews, the witch in Macbeth calls out, “I come, Grimalkin” (i. 1).

  By PanEris using Melati.

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