Masting house(Naut.), a large building, with suitable mechanism overhanging the water, used for stepping and unstepping the masts of vessels.

(||Mas*ti"tis) n. [Gr. masto`s breast + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the breast.

(Mast"less) a. [See lst Mast.] Bearing no mast; as, a mastless oak or beech. Dryden.

(Mast"less), a. [See 2d Mast.] Having no mast; as, a mastless vessel.

(Mast"lin) n. See Maslin.

(Mas"to*don) n. [Gr. masto`s the breast + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth. So called from the conical projections upon its molar teeth.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of mammals closely allied to the elephant, but having less complex molar teeth, and often a pair of lower, as well as upper, tusks, which are incisor teeth. The species were mostly larger than elephants, and their remains occur in nearly all parts of the world in deposits ranging from Miocene to late Quaternary time.

(||Mas`to*don*sau"rus) n. [NL., fr. E. Mastodon + Gr. say^ros a lizard.] (Paleon.) A large extinct genus of labyrinthodonts, found in the European Triassic rocks.

(Mas`to*don"tic) a. Pertaining to, or resembling, a mastodon; as, mastodontic dimensions. Everett.

(||Mas`to*dyn"i*a Mas*tod"y*ny) n. [NL. mastodynia, fr. Gr. masto`s the breast + pain.] (Med.) Pain occuring in the mamma or female breast, — a form of neuralgia.

(Mas"toid) a. [Gr. masto`s the breast + form: cf. F. mastoïde.] (Anat.) (a) Resembling the nipple or the breast; — applied specifically to a process of the temporal bone behind the ear. (b) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the mastoid process; mastoidal.

(Mas*toid"al) a. Same as Mastoid.

(Mas*tol"o*gy) n. [Gr. masto`s the breast + -logy: cf. F. mastologie.] The natural history of Mammalia.

(Mas"tress) n. Mistress. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Mas`tur*ba"tion) n. [L. masturbatus, p. p. of masturbari to practice onanism: cf. F. masturbation.] Onanism; self-pollution.

(Mast"y) a. [See lst Mast.] Full of mast; abounding in acorns, etc.

Masula boat
(Ma*su"la boat`) Same as Masoola boat.

(Mat) n. [Cf. Matte.] A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal. [Written also matt.]

(Mat), a. [OF. See 4th Mate.] Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain. [Obs.]

When he saw them so piteous and so maat.

(Mas"ti*gure) n. [Gr. ma`stix, -igos, a scourge + tail.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several large spiny- tailed lizards of the genus Uromastix. They inhabit Southern Asia and North Africa.

(Mast"ing) n. (Naut.) The act or process of putting a mast or masts into a vessel; also, the scientific principles which determine the position of masts, and the mechanical methods of placing them.

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