Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See messin.

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Examples

  • Ralph has a bloody coxcomb, by a blow from a messan-page whom nobody knew — Dick Seyton of Windygowl is run through the arm, and two gallants of the Leslies have suffered phlebotomy.

    The Abbot

  • Yes, I met him sneaking through the lanes and bye passages with a common minstrel wench, with her messan and her viol on his one arm and her buxom self hanging upon the other.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • You would not consent to put forth your father’s poor dog, and would you use me waur than a messan?

    Chapter XV

  • It was not, indeed, expected at that time, that Highlanders would attack cavalry in an open plain, though late events have shown that they may do so with success. supper a messan-dog --- sic awsome language as that I ne'er heard out o 'a human thrapple; --- and, unless the deil wad rise amang them to gie them a lesson, I thinkna that their talent at cursing could be amended.

    Rob Roy

  • I spoke to my master, and said that we must strive to buy her a new ape, or a little messan dog, to be her playfellow.

    A Monk of Fife

  • Tower, and St. Peter's in the Fetters to pray in, which was what he heeded most; also he had a messan dog, and a tame bird.

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit

  • Mother Dolly, though she persisted that snow was nothing to her, and it was a fine jest to be out of the reach of the Sisters, who mewed her up in a cell, like a messan dog.

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit

  • He gave a charge on his lands to a goldsmith at York to pay for my up-bringing, and I verily believe thought no more of me than if I had been a messan dog.

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit

  • Petronelle, who takes such care of me that she dogs my footsteps like a messan. '

    Two Penniless Princesses

  • You would not consent to put forth your father's poor dog, and would you use me waur than a messan?

    Guy Mannering — Complete

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