American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A wild sweet cherry (Prunus avium) often used as grafting stock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See mazard.
- n. A sweet cherry, with taxomonic name Prunus avium
- n. wild or seedling sweet cherry used as stock for grafting
- Perhaps alteration of Middle English mazer, goblet, hard wood; see mazer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One word leading to others, which in their turn led to several more, Cyclone Jim struck Battling Percy on what our rude forefathers were accustomed to describe as the mazzard, and the gong sounded for”
“Well, if anybody tries to tell me that pot will get them to take their clothes off, I will personally rear back and strike them upon the mazzard, regardless of age or sex.”
““Why, man, it was but a switch across the mazzard — blow your nose, dry your eyes, and you will see all the better for it.””
“It's just that Reality gave me a whack in the mazzard with a wet fish.”
“The mazzard cherry tree, growing wild throughout the southeastern United States, often yields twenty bushels of fruit.”
“When he smote him o'er the mazzard with his streak-o'-lightning spear!”
“Personally, if anyone had told me that a tie like that suited me, I should have risen and struck them on the mazzard, regardless of their age and sex; but poor old Bingo simply got all flustered with gratification, and smirked in the most gruesome manner.”
“Why, een so, and now my Lady Worms; chapless, and knocked about the mazzard with a sextons spade.”
“Saturday afternoon in the height of the mazzard season to cope with”
“Now a boy may be a lazy good-for-nothing, and yet (if you'll understand me) be missed from a garden where there are ladders to fix and mazzard cherries to pick; and likewise, though liable to be grumbled at, a boy has his uses in the gathering of cockles.”
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