Golden marcasite, tin. [Obs.]

(Mar`ca*sit"ic Mar`ca*sit"ic*al) a. Containing, or having the nature of, marcasite.

(Mar*cas"sin) n. [F.] (Her.) A young wild boar.

(||Mar*ca"to) a. [It.] (Mus.) In a marked emphatic manner; — used adverbially as a direction.

(Mar"cel*ine) n. [F., fr. L. marcidus withered, fr. marcere to wither, shrivel.] A thin silk fabric used for linings, etc., in ladies' dresses.

(Mar*ces"cent) a. [L. marcescens, p. pr. of marcescere to wither, decay, fr. marcere to wither, droop: cf. F. marcescent.] (Bot.) Withering without falling off; fading; decaying.

(Mar*ces"ci*ble) a. [Cf. F. marcescible.] Liable to wither or decay.

(March) n. [L. Martius mensis Mars'month fr. Martius belonging to Mars, the god of war: cf. F. mars. Cf. Martial.] The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.

The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies.

As mad as a March Hare, an old English Saying derived from the fact that March is the rutting time of hares, when they are excitable and violent. Wright.

(March), n. [OE. marche, F. marche; of German origin; cf. OHG. marcha, G. mark, akin to OS. marka, AS. mearc, Goth. marka, L. margo edge, border, margin, and possibly to E. mark a sign. &radic106. Cf. Margin, Margrave, Marque, Marquis.] A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; — used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.

Geneva is situated in the marches of several dominions — France, Savoy, and Switzerland.

Lords of waste marches, kings of desolate isles.

Marbly to Marian

(Mar"bly), a. Containing, or resembling, marble.

(||Mar*bri"nus) n. [LL., fr. OF. & F. marble marble. See Marble.] A cloth woven so as to imitate the appearance of marble; — much used in the 15th and 16th centuries. Beck

(Marc) n. [F.] The refuse matter which remains after the pressure of fruit, particularly of grapes.

(Marc), n. [AS. marc; akin to G. mark, Icel. mörk, perh. akin to E. mark a sign. &radic106, 273.] [Written also mark.]

1. A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.

2. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.

3. A German coin and money of account. See Mark.

(Mar"can*tant) n. [It. mercatante. See Merchant.] A merchant. [Obs.] Shak.

(Mar"ca*site) n. [F. marcassite; cf. It. marcassita, Sp. marquesita, Pg. marquezita; all fr. Ar. marqashitha.] (Min.) A sulphide of iron resembling pyrite or common iron pyrites in composition, but differing in form; white iron pyrites.

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