Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of wheat, originally considered a distinct species, Triticum compositum, cultivated in Egypt and Abyssinia, and to some extent elsewhere.

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Examples

  • [Footnote 3: "_Return with it or upon it_" was the well-known injunction of a Greek mother, as she handed her son his shield previous to the fight.] [Footnote 4: The mummy-wheat.] *****

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • Some, casting the horoscope for this struggling art of ours, find in these facts a great discouragement, believing that the vital germ of art is spontaneity -- believing that there cannot again be a genuine form of art until there arise a fresh race of artists, unfed by the mummy-wheat of tradition, unfettered by the cere-cloths of criticism.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • Under the influence of these associations and the ideas pervading them our typical Irish farmer gets drawn out of his agricultural sleep of the ages, developing rapidly as mummy-wheat brought out of the tomb and exposed to the eternal forces which stimulate and bring to life.

    The National Being Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity

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