Mocking bird(Zoöl.), a North American singing bird remarkable for its exact imitations of the notes of other birds. Its back is gray; the tail and wings are blackish, with a white patch on each wing; the outer tail feathers are partly white. The name is also applied to other species of the same genus, found in Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.Mocking thrush(Zoöl.), any species of the genus Harporhynchus, as the brown thrush Mocking wren(Zoöl.), any American wren of the genus Thryothorus, esp. T. Ludovicianus.

(Mock"ing*ly), adv. By way of derision; in a contemptuous or mocking manner.

(Mock"ing*stock`) n. A butt of sport; an object of derision. [R.]

(Mock"ish), a. Mock; counterfeit; sham. [Obs.]

(Moc"kle) a. See Mickle.

(Mo"co) n. (Zoöl.) A South American rodent allied to the Guinea pig, but larger; — called also rock cavy.

(Mo"dal) a. [Cf. F. modal. See Mode.]

1. Of or pertaining to a mode or mood; consisting in mode or form only; relating to form; having the form without the essence or reality. Glanvill.

2. (Logic & Metaph.) Indicating, or pertaining to, some mode of conceiving existence, or of expressing thought.

(Mo"dal*ist), n. (Theol.) One who regards Father, Son, and Spirit as modes of being, and not as persons, thus denying personal distinction in the Trinity. Eadie.

(Mo*dal"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. modalité.]

1. The quality or state of being modal.

2. (Logic & Metaph.) A modal relation or quality; a mode or point of view under which an object presents itself to the mind. According to Kant, the quality of propositions, as assertory, problematical, or apodeictic.

(Mo"dal*ly) adv. In a modal manner.

A compound proposition, the parts of which are united modally . . . by the particles "as" and "so."

(Mode) n. [L. modus a measure, due or proper measure, bound, manner, form; akin to E. mete: cf. F. mode. See Mete, and cf. Commodious, Mood in grammar, Modus.]

1. Manner of doing or being; method; form; fashion; custom; way; style; as, the mode of speaking; the mode of dressing.

The duty of itself being resolved on, the mode of doing it may easily be found.
Jer. Taylor.

A table richly spread in regal mode.

3. Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.

The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a mockery.
2 Macc. viii. 17.

(Mock"ing), a. Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision; mimicking; derisive.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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