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Masche-croute [gnaw-crust]

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A hideous wooden statue carried about Lyons during Carnival. The nurses of Lyons frighten children by threatening to throw them to Masche-croute.

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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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Mary Anne or Marianne
Mary Anne Associations
Mary Magdalene (St.)
Mary Queen of Scots
Marybuds
Marygold or Marigold
Maryland
Marylebone
Mas (plural, Masse)
Masaniello
Masche-croute [gnaw-crust]
Mascotte
Masdeu (Catalan for God’s field)
Masetto
Mashackering and Misguggling
Masher
Mask a Fleet (To)
Mason and Dixon’s Line
Mass
Mass (The)
Massachusetts