2. To mutter; to mumble; to grumble; to speak indistinctly or disconnectedly; to talk incoherently.
He was ever maundering by the how that he met a party of scarlet devils.Sir W. Scott.
(Maund"er), v. t. To utter in a grumbling manner; to mutter.
(Maund"er), n. A beggar. [Obs.]
(Maund"er*er) n. One who maunders.
(Maun"dril) n. [Cf. Mandrel.] (Coal Mining) A pick with two prongs, to pry with.
(Maun"dy Thurs"day) [OE. maunde a command, OF. mandé, L. mandatum, from
mandare to command. See called from the ancient custom of washing the feet of the poor on this day,
which was taken to be the fulfillment of the "new commandment," John xiii. 5, 34.] (Eccl.) The Thursday
in Passion week, or next before Good Friday.
(Maun"gy) a. Mangy. [Obs.] Skelton.
(Mau*resque") a. & n. See Moresque.
(Maur"ist) n. [From Maurus, the favorite disciple of St. Benedict.] A member of the Congregation
of Saint Maur, an offshoot of the Benedictines, originating in France in the early part of the seventeenth
century. The Maurists have been distinguished for their interest in literature.
(Mau`so*le"an) a. [L. Mausoleus. See Mausoleum.] Pertaining to a mausoleum; monumental.
(Mau`so*le"um) n.; pl. E. Mausoleums L. -lea [L. mausoleum, Gr. fr. Mausolus, king
of Caria, to whom Artemisia, his widow, erected a stately monument.] A magnificent tomb, or stately
(Mau"ther) n. [Cf. AS. mægþ a maid.] [Also spelled mawther, mother.] A girl; esp., a great,
awkward girl; a wench. [Prov. Eng.]
(Mauv`an"i*line) n. (Chem.) See Mauve aniline, under Mauve.
Mauve aniline (Chem.), a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the
first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauveïne, and
is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple color. Called also
aniline purple, violine, etc.
(Mauve) n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from the similarity of the color to that of the petals
of common mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.] A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
(Mauve"ïne) n. (Chem.) An artificial organic base, obtained by oxidizing a mixture of aniline
and toluidine, and valuable for the dyestuffs it forms. [Written also mauvine.]
(Mauv"ine) a. Mauve- colored.
(Mav"er*ick) n. In the southwestern part of the united States, a bullock or heifer that has not
been branded, and is unclaimed or wild; said to be from Maverick, the name of a cattle owner in
Texas who neglected to brand his cattle.
(Ma"vis) n. [F. mauvis, Arm. milvid, milfid, milc'hhouid, Corn. melhuez.] (Zoöl.) The European
throstle or song thrush
(Maw) n. [See Mew a gull.] (Zoöl.) A gull.