shearwater; so called because it precedes the appearance of the mackerel on the east coast of Ireland.
Mackerel guide. (Zoöl.) See Garfish (a). Mackerel gull (Zoöl.) any one of several species
of gull which feed upon or follow mackerel, as the kittiwake. Mackerel midge (Zoöl.), a very small
oceanic gadoid fish of the North Atlantic. It is about an inch and a half long and has four barbels on
the upper jaw. It is now considered the young of the genus Onos, or Motella. Mackerel plow, an
instrument for creasing the sides of lean mackerel to improve their appearance. Knight. Mackerel
shark (Zoöl.), the porbeagle. Mackerel sky, or Mackerel-back sky, a sky flecked with small white
clouds; a cirro-cumulus. See Cloud.
Mackerel sky and mare's-tailsOld Rhyme.
Make tall ships carry low sails.
(Mack"i*naw blan"ket Mack"i*naw).[From Mackinac, the State of Michigan, where
blankets and other stores were distributed to the Indians.] A thick blanket formerly in common use in
the western part of the United States.
(Mack"in*tosh) n. A waterproof outer garment; so called from the name of the inventor.
(Mac"kle) n. [See Macle.] Same as Macule.
(Mac"kle), v. t. & i. To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.
(Ma"cle) n. [L. macula a spot: cf. F. macle. Cf. Mackle, Mascle.] (Min.) (a) Chiastolite;
so called from the tessellated appearance of a cross section. See Chiastolite. (b) A crystal having a
similar tessellated appearance. (c) A twin crystal.
1. (Min.) (a) Marked like macle (b) Having a twin structure. See Twin, a.
2. See Mascled.
(||Ma*clu"re*a) n. [NL. Named from William Maclure, the geologist.] (Paleon.) A genus of
spiral gastropod shells, often of large size, characteristic of the lower Silurian rocks.
(Ma*clu"rin) n. (Chem.) See Morintannic.
(Mac"ra*me lace") A coarse lace made of twine, used especially in decorating furniture.
(Mac`ren*ce*phal"ic Mac`ren*ceph"a*lous) a. [Macro + encephalic, encephalous.]
Having a large brain.
(Mac"ro-) makro`s, adj.]> A combining form signifying long, large, great; as macrodiagonal,
(Mac`ro*bi*ot"ic) a. [Gr. long- lived; makro`s long + life: cf. F. macrobiotique.] Long-lived.
(Mac`ro*bi*ot"ics) n. (Physiol.) The art of prolonging life.
(Mac`ro*ceph"a*lous) a. [Macro + Gr. kefalh` the head.]
1. Having a large head.
2. (Bot.) Having the cotyledons of a dicotyledonous embryo confluent, and forming a large mass compared
with the rest of the body. Henslow.