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majolica Tweet Definition of majolica Like Definition of majolica on Facebook
noun 
  1. A fine Italian glazed earthenware, coated with opaque white enamel and ornamented with metallic colours
  2. Any other kind of glazed coloured earthenware or faience
     
malachite Tweet Definition of malachite Like Definition of malachite on Facebook
noun 
  1. (mineralogy) A bright green mineral, a basic copper carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2; one of the principal ores of copper.
  2. (colour) A mild green colour, like that of the mineral.
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adjective 
  1. (colour) of a mild green colour, like that of the mineral.
     
metal Tweet Definition of metal Like Definition of metal on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of a number of chemical elements in the periodic table that form a metallic bond with other metal atoms; generally shiny, somewhat malleable and hard, often a conductor of heat and electricity.
  2. Any material with similar physical properties, such as an alloy.
  3. (astronomy) Any element other than hydrogen and helium,<ref>Majewski, S. R. (2003, 2006). http://www.astro.virginia.edu/class/majewski/astr551/lectures/ABUNDANCES/abundances.html CHEMICAL ABUNDANCE EFFECTS ON SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS. ASTR 551 (Majewski) Lecture Notes.</ref> or sometimes other than hydrogen.<ref>Martin, J. C. (n.d.). http://etacar.umn.edu/~martin/rrlyrae/metals.htm What we learn from a star's metal content</ref>
  4. Crushed rock, stones etc. used to make a road.
  5. (tincture) A light tincture used in a coat of arms, specifically argent and or.
  6. A category of rock music encompassing a number of genres (including thrash metal, death metal, heavy metal, etc.) categorised by strong and/or fast drum-beats and distorted guitars.
verb (metal, l, ed)
  1. To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc.
adjective 
  1. Made of metal.
  2. Of or pertaining to the metal musical genre (e.g. the metal scene).
     
ming Tweet Definition of ming Like Definition of ming on Facebook
verb 
  1. (British slang) to be unattractive (person or object)
  2. (British slang) to be foul smelling
     
moil Tweet Definition of moil Like Definition of moil on Facebook
noun 
  1. Hard work.
  2. Confusion, turmoil.
  3. An unwanted rim of glass left after blow molding in glassblowing.
verb (moils, moiling, moiled)
  1. To toil, to work hard.
I do not like to moil.
  1. To churn continually.
     
monteith Tweet Definition of monteith Like Definition of monteith on Facebook
noun 
  1. a bowl used for the cooling of wine glasses
  2. (obsolete) a cotton handkerchief with white spots on a coloured background
     
muddle Tweet Definition of muddle Like Definition of muddle on Facebook
noun 
  1. A mixture; a confusion; a garble.
The of nervous speech he uttered did not have much meaning.
verb (muddl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.
The tiny speakers tend to the words.
     
muff Tweet Definition of muff Like Definition of muff on Facebook
noun 
  1. A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.
  2. (slang) pubic hair, Pubic hair, in most cases referring to that which surrounds female genitalia. Sometimes it refers to the actual vulva.
  3. (archaic) A piece of fur or cloth for keeping the hands warm. hence, earmuff.
  4. (context, baseball, slang) An 1800s baseball term meaning an error.
verb 
  1. In American football, to drop or mishandle the ball, especially during a punt or kick-off.
  2. By extension, to mishandle any situation.
     

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