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Masonic
Sound or sounds which pass rapidly through brick and stone walls

Matinee
A church service of morning prayer followed by a Biblical movie

Mausoleum
Hard floor-covering made of ground cork and linseed oil on a canvas backing, found in many large, imposing tombs throughout Asia Minor

Maximum
A full-time working mother with a large family

Mayonnaise
The sophisticated dance routine of a Central American Indian tribe who had formulated a highly developed civilization

Mazurka
A lively dance through a confusing, intricate network of pathways bordered with neatly kept topiary

Mediocre
The 15th Century sport of pissing in another’s glass of mead

Megger
A female mugger

Melancholia
A tonic made from cantaloupes prescribed to relieve extreme depression

Membranophone
A telephonic apparatus for transmission of sound or speech to a distant point through a pliable series of layers composed of animal or vegetable tissue (a soft house-phone)

Mercantile
A lizard-like reptilian found in many polluted waters

Mermaid’s purse
(Slang) A rather wet, slobbery kiss

Mesopause
The split floor area of a low story between two other stories of greater height in a building

Mesopeak
A mountain summit of lesser altitude than those which overshadow it on one or more sides

Metallurgy
A hypersensitivity to specific alloys such as brass or bronze

Metaphor
An imaginary apparatus for conveying objects and concepts which do not literally denote, in order to suggest comparison with another object or concept by means of mental signals, as a bright idea, the radiance of which may be changed

Methanation
An aggregation of Methodist persons of the same ethnic family, often speaking the same language or cognate languages

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from The Complete Unabridged Lexicon by Opal Louis Nations

The Brighton Daily Herald says “Nations gives new meaning to the word definition.”

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