from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See mesel, meseled.
- n. A table.
- n. In Arabic music, a method or system of fixing and measuring intervals which involves their description in terms derived by dividing the vibration-number of the lower tone by that of the higher: thus, the messel of an octave was 2, of a fifth 1½, etc. It is supposed that the messel theorists, by at least the fourteenth century, had established the modern thirds and sixths as distinguished from those of the Pythagorean system.
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