Mobbish to Moder

(Mob"bish) a. Like a mob; tumultuous; lawless; as, a mobbish act. Bp. Kent.

(Mob"cap`) n. [D. mop-muts; OD. mop a woman's coif + D. muts cap.] A plain cap or headdress for women or girls; especially, one tying under the chin by a very broad band, generally of the same material as the cap itself. Thackeray.

(Mo"bile) a. [L. mobilis, for movibilis, fr. movere to move: cf. F. mobile. See Move.]

1. Capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition; movable. "Fixed or else mobile." Skelton.

2. Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom; as, benzine and mercury are mobile liquids; — opposed to viscous, viscoidal, or oily.

3. Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle. Testament of Love.

The quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition.

4. Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind; as, mobile features.

5. (Physiol.) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.

(Mo"bile) (mo"bil; L. mob"i*le), n. [L. mobile vulgus. See Mobile, a., and cf. 3d Mob.] The mob; the populace. [Obs.] "The unthinking mobile." South.

(Mo*bil"i*ty) n. [L. mobilitas: cf. F. mobilité.]

1. The quality or state of being mobile; as, the mobility of a liquid, of an army, of the populace, of features, of a muscle. Sir T. Browne.

2. The mob; the lower classes. [Humorous] Dryden.

(Mob`i*li*za"tion) n. [F. mobilization.] The act of mobilizing.

(Mob"i*lize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mobilized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mobilizing ] [F. mobiliser.] To put in a state of readiness for active service in war, as an army corps.

(Mo"ble) v. t. [From Mob to wrap up.] To wrap the head of in a hood. [Obs.] Shak.

(Mo"bles) n. pl. See Moebles. [Obs.]

(Mob*oc"ra*cy) n. [Mob rabble + -cracy, as in democracy.] A condition in which the lower classes of a nation control public affairs without respect to law, precedents, or vested rights.

It is good name that Dr. Stevens has given to our present situation a mobocracy.

(Mob"o*crat) n. One who favors a form of government in which the unintelligent populace rules without restraint. Bayne.

(Mob`o*crat"ic) a. Of, or relating to, a mobocracy.

(Moc"ca*sin) n. [An Indian word. Algonquin makisin.] [Sometimes written moccason.]

1. A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe worn by the American Indians.

2. (Zoöl.) A poisonous snake of the Southern United States. The water moccasin (Ancistrodon piscivorus) is usually found in or near water. Above, it is olive brown, barred with black; beneath, it is brownish yellow,

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