Attempting to achieve what one wants by cunning, scheming and unscrupulous methods.
Wikipedia:Iago, Iago is the Machiavellian antagonist in William Shakespeare's play, Wikipedia:Othello, Othello.
An international criminal organization of Sicilian origin operating in Italy and the United States.
A coverall term used to describe any organized criminal syndicates, individually or collectively, specifically those operating internationally in high level organized crime including drug smuggling and cultivation, fraud, loan sharking and prostitution.
A charter, granted by w:John of England, King John to the barons at Runnymede in 1215, that is a basis of English constitutional tradition
Metal object with flux
Power industrialist; captain of industry
A person of rank, influence or distinction in any sphere.
proper noun (wikipedia, Maine, Maine (US state))
The northeasternmost state of the United States of America. Capital: Augusta
A town in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
A town in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
One of a body of mounted soldiers recruited from slaves converted to Mohammedanism, who, at times, had more or less control of the government of Egypt, until exterminated or dispersed by Mehemet Ali in 1811.
"I hastened to buy many slaves of both sexes, mamluks, beautiful veiled women, negroes, lands, houses and other property..." - The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
(In Muslim countries) a white slave.
The genus Homo.
A medieval heavilly armed mounted member of the cavalry
The indigenous language spoken in Manchuria.
A person belonging to the indigenous people in Manchuria
Referring to the Manchus
The official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan, and one of four official languages in Singapore.
A landed estate.
The main house of such an estate or a similar residence; a mansion.
A district over which a feudal lord could exercise certain rights and privileges in medieval western Europe.
The lord's residence and seat of control in such a district.
(in England) The main house on a landed estate.
The house of the lord of the manor
A large house or building.
(obsolete) A house provided for a clergyman; a manse.
(obsolete) A stopping-place during a journey; a stage.
(historical) An astrological house; a station of the moon.
Late C14: Which book spak muchel of the operaciouns / Touchynge the eighte and twenty mansiouns / That longen to the moone " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Franklin's Tale", Canterbury Tales
An inhabitant of a march (border country)
A person who holds lands in such a region
(context, historic) A military officer in charge of a German border area.
1973: Among pulverised heads of stone margraves and electors, reconnoitering a likely-looking cabbage patch, all of a sudden Slothrop picks up the scent of an unmistakable no it can"t be yes it is it"s a REEFER! " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity"s Rainbow
A hereditary prince in certain states of the Holy Roman Empire and elsewhere; a marquis.
(biblical) w:Mark the Evangelist, Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
(biblical) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.
A license to pass the limits of a jurisdiction, or boundary of a country, for the purpose of making reprisals; a letter of marque
A brand of a manufactured product, especially a model of motor car
an English and Scottish occupational surname for a stonemason
(given name, male) derived from the surname.
Of or pertaining to Freemasons or to their craft or mysteries.
Of or relating to the Middle Ages, perhaps AD 650 to 1550.
Of the Meiji period.
Of the Meiji emperors.
In history, the Middle Ages is the period of time in Europe between the decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters (the Renaissance). Hallam regards it as beginning with the sixth and ending with the fifteenth century.
A nickname for China.
(British slang) to be unattractive (person or object)
(British slang) to be foul smelling
Someone who lives in modern times.
1956: Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did..., we must as historians make the attempt. " John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt, p. 144.
Pertaining to the current time and style.
a rich or powerful person; a magnate
a hump or bump on a skiing piste
(historical) An assembly (usually for decision making in a locality).
A mock legal debate, wherein law students act as opposing counsel in a fictional case as a method of learning or for competition.
A gathering of Rovers (18 - 26 year-old Scouts). Usually a camp lasting 2 weeks.
(context, paganism) A social gathering of pagans, normally held in a public house.
A system of arbitration in many areas of Africa in which the primary goal is to settle a dispute and reintegrate adversaries into society rather than assess penalties.
To bring up as a subject for debate, to propose.
To discuss or debate.
To make or declare irrelevant.
Subject to discussion (originally at a moot); arguable, debatable, not settled.