Moly to Monkey Spoons
Moly Wild garlic, called sorcerer's garlic. There are many sorts, all of which flower in May, except the
sweet moly of Montpelier, which blossoms in September. The most noted are the great moly of Homer,
the Indian moly, the moly of Hungary, serpent's moly, the yellow moly, Spanish purple moly, Spanish
silver-capped moly, and Dioscorides's moly. Pope describes it and its effects in one of his odes, and
Milton refers to it in his Comus. (Greek, molu.)
That molyMome (French), says Cotgrave, is a Momus, find-fault, carping fellow. So called from Momus, the god of raillery.
Or cessent donques les momes,Momiers (French, men of mummery). An Evangelical party of Switzerland, somewhat resembling our Methodists. They arose in 1818, and made way both in Germany and France.
Mommur The realm of O'beron. (Middle Age romance.)
Momus One who carps at everything. Momus, the sleepy god, was always railing and carping.
Momus's Lattice or Window. Momus blamed Vulcan because he did not set a window or lattice in the
human breast for discerning secret thoughts.
Were Momus' lattice in our breasts . . . Byron: Werner, iii. 1.Monaciello [little monk]. A sort of incubus in the mythology of Naples. It is described as a thick little man, dressed in a monk's garment and broad- brimmed hat. Those who will follow when he beckons will be led to a spot where treasure is concealed. Sometimes, however, it is his pleasure to pull the bed-clothes off, and sometimes to sit perched on a sleeper.
Monarchians A theological party of the third century, who maintained that God is one, immutable and primary. Their opponents turned upon them, and nicknamed them Patripassians (q.v.), saying that according to such a doctrine God the Father must have suffered on the cross.
Monarchy Fifth-monarchy men. Those who believed that the second coming of Christ was at hand, and that at His second coming He would establish the fifth universal monarchy. The five are these: the Assyrian, the Persian, the Macedonian, the Roman, and the Millennium.
Monday Pops A contraction of Monday Populars, meaning popular concerts for classical music, introduced at St. James's Hall by Mr. Arthur Chappell in 1858. There are Saturday Pops also.
Money Shortly after the Gallic invasion, Lucius Furius built a temple to Juno Moneta (the Monitress) on
the spot where the house of Manlius Capitolinus stood. This spot of the Capitol was selected because
Manlius was the first man alarmed by the cackling of the sacred geese. This temple was subsequently
converted into a mint, and the ases there coined were called moneta.
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