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Malaprop (Mrs.)

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in The Rivals, by Sheridan. (French, mal à propos.) Noted for her blunders in the use of words. “As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile” is one of her famous similes. (See Partington.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Make the Ice (To)
Make-wage
Make-weight
Makeshift (A)
Malabar
Malagigi (in Orlando Furioso)
Malagrowther (Malachi)
Malagrowther (Sir Mungo)
Malakoff (in the Crimea)
Malambruno
Malaprop (Mrs.)
Malbecco
Malbrouk or Marlbrough (Marlbro)
Malcolm
Maldine (French)
Male
Male Sapphires
Male suada Fames
Malebolge
Malecasta
Maleger [wretchedly thin]