Mural circle(Astron.), a graduated circle, in the plane of the meridian, attached permanently to a perpendicular wall; — used for measuring arcs of the meridian. See Circle, n., 3.Mural crown(Rom. Antiq.), a golden crown, or circle of gold indented so as to resemble a battlement, bestowed on him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place, and there lodged a standard.

2. Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.

The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war.
Sir W. Raleigh.

(Mu"ni*ty) n. [See Immunity.] Freedom; security; immunity. [Obs.] W. Montagu.

(Mun*jeet") n. [Hind. maji&tsdoth a drug used for dyeing red.] See Indian madder, under Madder.

(Mun"jis*tin) n. (Chem.) An orange-red coloring substance resembling alizarin, found in the root of an East Indian species of madder (Rubia munjista).

(Mun"nion) n. See Mullion.

(Mun"tin Mun"ting) n. [CF. Montant.] (Arch.) Same as Mullion; — especially used in joiner's work.

(Munt"jac) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small Asiatic deer of the genus Cervulus, esp. C. muntjac, which occurs both in India and on the East Indian Islands. [Written also muntjak.]

Muntz metal
(Muntz" met`al) See under Metal.

(||Mu*ræ"na) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A genus of large eels of the family Murænidæ. They differ from the common eel in lacking pectoral fins and in having the dorsal and anal fins continuous. The murry (Muræna Helenæ) of Southern Europe was the muræna of the Romans. It is highly valued as a food fish.

(Mu*ræ"noid, Mu*re"noid) a. [NL. Muræna, the generic name + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the genus Muræna, or family Murænidæ.

(Mu"rage) n. [F., fr. murer to wall, fr. mur wall, L. murus. See Mure a wall.] A tax or toll paid for building or repairing the walls of a fortified town.

(Mu"ral) a. [F., fr. L. muralis, fr. murus wall. See Mure a wall.]

1. Of or pertaining to a wall; being on, or in, a wall; growing on, or against, a wall; as, a mural quadrant. "Mural breach." Milton. "Mural fruit." Evelyn.

2. Resembling a wall; perpendicular or steep; as, a mural precipice.

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