Mascled armor, armor composed of small lozenge-shaped scales of metal fastened on a foundation of leather or quilted cloth.

(Mas"cot, Mas"cotte) n. [Through French fr. Pr. mascot a little sorcerer or magician, mascotto witchcraft, sorcery.] A person who is supposed to bring good luck to the household to which he or she belongs; anything that brings good luck.

(Mas"cu*late) v. t. [L. masculus male, masculine.] To make strong. [Obs.] Cockeram.

(Mas"cu*line) a. [L. masculinus, fr. masculus male, manly, dim. of mas a male: cf. F. masculin. See Male masculine.]

1. Of the male sex; not female.

Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.

2. Having the qualities of a man; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; virile; not feminine or effeminate; strong; robust.

That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.

3. Belonging to males; appropriated to, or used by, males. [R.] "A masculine church." Fuller.

4. (Gram.) Having the inflections of, or construed with, words pertaining especially to male beings, as distinguished from feminine and neuter. See Gender.Mas"cu*line*ly, adv.Mas"cu*line*ness, n.

Syn. — Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible. — Marvelous, Wonderful. We speak of a thing as wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous when it is so much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.

(Mar"vel*ous*ly), adv. In a marvelous manner; wonderfully; strangely.

(Mar"vel*ous*ness), n. The quality or state of being marvelous; wonderfulness; strangeness.

(Mar"ver) n. [Prob. corrupt. fr. OE. or F. marbre marble.] (Glass Marking) A stone, or cast- iron plate, or former, on which hot glass is rolled to give it shape.

(Mar"y) n. Marrow. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ma"ry) interj. See Marry. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Ma"ry-bud`) n. (Bot.) The marigold; a blossom of the marigold. Shak.

(Ma`ry*ol"a*try) n. Mariolatry.

(Ma"ry*sole) n. [Mary, the proper name + sole the fish.] (Zoöl.) A large British fluke, or flounder (Rhombus megastoma); — called also carter, and whiff.

(Mas*ca"gnin Mas*ca"gnite) n. [Cf. F. mascagnin.] (Min.) Native sulphate of ammonia, found in volcanic districts; — so named from Mascagni, who discovered it.

(Mas"cle) n. [OF. mascle, F. macle, L. macula spot, mesh of a net, LL. macula, macla, mascla a scale of a coat of mail. See Mail armor.] (Her.) A lozenge voided.

(Mas"cled) a. Composed of, or covered with, lozenge-shaped scales; having lozenge-shaped divisions.

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