Definitions starting with M

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ma-bull /mahbal/ [cf. OED marvel a cause of surprise, admiration or wonder; by /b, v/ alternation (cf. NABEL navel)] n. a monster: 1918 A great big dangerous creatur' in de lan' used to ketch people, name b'o' Ma'-Bull (Par-sons 67). 1966 People. . .eaten by the marbel (Crowley 114).

Tags: folktales, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-04 01:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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