from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for an aerosol used to immobilize an attacker temporarily. This trademark often occurs in print in uppercase or lowercase as a verb and a noun: "shouted at police after he was Maced when he rushed the fence” ( David Shepardson).
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- proper n. A brand of tear gas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A chemical preparation containing tear gas in a solvent, packaged in the form of a spray, and used to temporarily incapacitate people, such as rioters or criminals, by causing intense eye and skin irritation; also called chemical mace. It is designed to be a non-lethal weapon for defending against violent people.
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Hall to Palace Yard, I went, and with my two parcels, one weighting each arm, walked into this old place along a line of purple-dusted busts; I deposited my boxes on a table beside a massive brass thing lying there, which, I suppose, must be what they called the Mace; and I sat to hear.
"At first I thought it was about being really tired," says Massingill, 36, whose son, Mace, is now 7 months old.
While Mace is the point of the story, would it have really been that bad for either party to find a different parking place?
A legend spreads as Mace is able to have some success against an evil sorceror's summoning of the Vampyre Kings and other forces.
The Mace is kept under the Table until the new Speaker is elected.
“Does either of you know of a tavern called the Mace & Cells?”
Members may not speak in the well of the chamber, and to demonstrate in front of the Mace is a parliamentary sacrilege.
Street hawkers, in Autumn, offer as Bulrushes the tall, round spikes of the Great Reed Mace, which is not a true Rush.
The Mace is the pretty inner rind that surrounds the Nutmeg, when ripe.
Suspicion has fallen on two other agents: CN gas, also known as Mace, which was the crowd control gas used by the US before CS was brought into use; and CR gas.