2. Composition, or structure.
3. a poem. [Obs.] Sir J. Davies.
4. That which establishes or places in a desirable state or condition; the material of which something
may be made; as, early misfortune was the making of him.
5. External appearance; from. [Obs.] Shak.
(Mak"ing-i`ron) n. A tool somewhat like a chisel with a groove in it, used by calkers of ships
to finish the seams after the oakum has been driven in.
1. The act of bringing spirits to a certain degree of strength, called proof.
2. The act of becoming reconciled or friendly.
(Mal-) A prefix in composition denoting ill, or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words
it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.
The form male- is chiefly used in cases where the e, either alone or with other letters, is pronounced
as a separate syllable, as in malediction, malefactor, maleficent, etc. Where this is not the case, as in
malfeasance or male-feasance, malformation or male-formation, etc., as also where the word to which
it is prefixed commences with a vowel, as in maladministration, etc., the form mal is to be preferred,
and is the one commonly employed.
Mala in se [L.] (Law), offenses which are such from their own nature, at common law, irrespective of
statute. Mala prohibita [L.] (Law), offenses prohibited by statute, as distinguished from mala in
se, which are offenses at common law.
(||Ma"la) n.; pl. of Malum. [L.] Evils; wrongs; offenses against right and law.
Malabar nut (Bot.), the seed of an East Indian acanthaceous shrub, the Adhatoda Vasica, sometimes
(Mal"a*bar`) n. A region in the western part of the Peninsula of India, between the mountains
and the sea.
(Mal`a*ca*tune") n. See Melocoton.
Malacca cane (Bot.), a cane obtained from a species of palm of the genus Calamus (C. Scipionum),
and of a brown color, often mottled. The plant is a native of Cochin China, Sumatra, and Malays.
(Ma*lac"ca) n. A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.
(Mal"a*chite) n. [Fr. Gr. a mallow, from its resembling the green color of the leaf of mallows: cf.
F. malachite. Cf. Mallow.] (Min.) Native hydrous carbonate of copper, usually occurring in green
mammillary masses with concentric fibrous structure.
Green malachite, or malachite proper, admits of a high polish, and is sometimes used for ornamental
work. Blue malachite, or azurite, is a related species of a deep blue color.
Malachite green. See Emerald green, under Green, n.
(Mal`a*cis"sant) a. [See Malacissation.] Softening; relaxing. [Obs.]