(Mol"ly-mawk`) n. (Zoöl.) See Mollemoke.
(Mo"loch) n. [Heb. molek king.]
1. (Script.) The fire god of the Ammonites in Canaan, to whom human sacrifices were offered; Molech.
Also applied figuratively.
2. (Zoöl.) A spiny Australian lizard The horns on the head and numerous spines on the body give it a
most formidable appearance.
(Mo*losse") n. See Molossus.
(Mo*los"ses) n. Molasses. [Obs.]
(Mo*los"sine) n. (Zoöl.) A bat of the genus Molossus, as the monk bat.
(||Mo*los"sus) n. [L., fr. Gr. prop., Molossian, belonging to the Molossians, a people in the
eastern part of Epirus.] (Gr. & Lat. Pros.) A foot of three long syllables. [Written also molosse.]
(Molt) obs. imp. of Melt. Chaucer. Spenser.
(Molt, Moult) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Molted or Moulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Molting or Moulting.] [OE.
mouten, L. mutare. See Mew to molt, and cf. Mute, v. t.] [The prevalent spelling is, perhaps, moult; but
as the u has not been inserted in the otherwords of this class, as, bolt, colt, dolt, etc., it is desirable
to complete the analogy by the spelling molt.] To shed or cast the hair, feathers, skin, horns, or the
like, as an animal or a bird. Bacon.
(Molt, Moult), v. t. To cast, as the hair, skin, feathers, or the like; to shed.
(Molt, Moult), n. The act or process of changing the feathers, hair, skin, etc.; molting.
(Molt"a*ble) a. Capable of assuming a molten state; meltable; fusible. [Obs.]
(Mol"ten) a. [See Melt.]
1. Melted; being in a state of fusion, esp. when the liquid state is produced by a high degree of heat; as,
2. Made by melting and casting the substance or metal of which the thing is formed; as, a molten image.
(||Mol"to) adv. [It.] (Mus.) Much; very; as, molto adagio, very slow.
(Mo"ly) n. [L., fr. Gr. .]
1. A fabulous herb of occult power, having a black root and white blossoms, said by Homer to have
been given by Hermes to Ulysses to counteract the spells of Circe. Milton.
2. (Bot.) A kind of garlic (Allium Moly) with large yellow flowers; called also golden garlic.
(Mo*lyb"date) n. (Chem.) A salt of molybdic acid.
(Mol`yb*de"na) n. [L. molybdaena galena, Gr. fr. lead.] (Min.) See Molybdenite.
(Mo*lyb"de*nite) n. [Cf. F. molybdénite. See Molybdena.] (Min.) A mineral occurring in
soft, lead-gray, foliated masses or scales, resembling graphite; sulphide of molybdenum.
(Mo*lyb"de*nous) a. (Chem.) See Molybdous.