service. (b) In England, a regiment liable to be ordered into other quarters, at home or abroad; a regiment of the line.

(Mar"chion*ess) n. [LL. marchionissa, fr. marchio a marquis. See Marquis.] The wife or the widow of a marquis; a woman who has the rank and dignity of a marquis. Spelman.

(March"-mad`) a. Extremely rash; foolhardy. See under March, the month. Sir W. Scott.

(March"man) n. A person living in the marches between England and Scotland or Wales.

(March"pane`) n. [Cf. It. marzapane,Sp. pan,. massepain, prob. fr. L. maza frumenty (Gr. ma^za) + L. panis bread; but perh. the first part of the word is from the name of the inventor.] A kind of sweet bread or biscuit; a cake of pounded almonds and sugar. [Obs.] Shak.

(March"-ward`) n. A warden of the marches; a marcher.

(Mar"cian) a. Under the influence of Mars; courageous; bold. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mar"cid) a. [L. marcidus, fr. marcere to wither, pine.]

1. Pining; lean; withered. Dryden.

2. Characterized by emaciation, as a fever. Harvey.

(Mar*cid"i*ty) n. [LL. marciditas.] The state or quality of being withered or lean. [R.]

(Mar"cion*ite) n. (Eccl. Hist) A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic of the second century, who adopted the Oriental notion of the two conflicting principles, and imagined that between them there existed a third power, neither wholly good nor evil, the Creator of the world and of man, and the God of the Jewish dispensation. Brande & C.

(||Mar`co*brun"ner) n. [G. Marcobrunner.] A celebrated Rhine wine.

(||Mar"cor) n. [L., fr. marcere to wither.] A wasting away of flesh; decay. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Mar*co"sian) n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a Gnostic sect of the second century, so called from Marcus, an Egyptian, who was reputed to be a margician.

Mardi gras
(||Mar"di` gras") n. [F., literally, fat Tuesday.] The last day of Carnival; Shrove Tuesday; — in some cities a great day of carnival and merrymaking.

(Mare) n. [OE. mere, AS. mere, myre, fem of AS. mearh horse, akin to D. merrie mare, G. mähre, OHG. marah horse, meriha mare, Icel. marr horse, OCelt. marka Ir. marc, W. march. Cf. Marshal.] The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds.

(Mare), n. [AS. mara incubus; akin to OHG. & Icel. mara; cf. Pol. mora, Bohem. m&uringra.] (Med.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; — obsolete, except in the compound nightmare.

I will ride thee o' nights like the mare.

Marechal Niel
(Mare"chal Niel") [F.] A kind of large yellow rose. [Written also Marshal Niel.]

(Mar"eis) n. A Marsh. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ma*re"na) n. [NL. Salmo maraena, G. maräne, moräne; — so called from Lake Morin, in the March of Brandenburg, in Prussia.] (Zoöl.) A European whitefish of the genus Coregonus.

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