Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mouth.
- A variant of moun, maun — that is, must.
- n. One of a band of dissolute young fellows who, in the reign of Queen Anne, swaggered by night in the streets of London, breaking windows, overturning sedans, beating men, and offering rude caresses to women; a Mohawk.
- n. A dialectal variant of man, used indefinitely for both numbers of the third personal pronoun (he, him, they, them).
- n. A familiar term of address applied to persons of either sex and of any age: usually at the end of a sentence and practically expletive: as, mind what I'm tellin' you, mun.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The mouth.
“Harun's successor Al-Ma'mun is linked with the founding of the House of Wisdom, a library, academy and translation factory that may have become at the time the largest repository of books in the world.”
“And I mind well then that the old Betsy comed out of a hedge soon afterward -- she'd a been listening, I reckon -- and saith she, 'Shall I call mun back to' ee now?”
“And it wasn't above a week afterward that the old Betsy cometh back and saith, 'You'd best have let me call mun back when I told' ee '; and then she told me that a serjeant was come to Ashacombe and that Jan was listed for a sojer and was agone.”
“A small flat stone serves for a candlestick, on which a lump of tallow is placed, close to a piece of fibrous moss called mun-ne, which is used for a wick.”
“I think the "mun" one would have been less wrecky if it were for Fathers Day!”
“Terror had acquired a kind of mun-danity, had become an atmosphere, a medium in which we just went on functioning, and did what we were supposed to do until somehow our Death would get to us.”
“Nay, nay," replied Abe, "yo 'mun't tak' me for a butterfly preacher; I'm noan going to bed i 'dayloight, I'm baan to praach.”
“The canoe or "mun" is a large sheet of bark cut from the gum-tree, carefully lowered to the ground, and then heated with fire until it becomes soft and pliable, and can be moulded into form, it is then supported by wooden props, to keep it in shape, until it becomes hard and set, which is in about twenty-four hours, though it is frequently used sooner.”
Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound in the Years 1840-1: Sent By the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans — Complete
“The woman no sooner saw him than her eyes gleamed, and she said: "That's the one who throwed stones at my boy and called mun thafe.”
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