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Mashackʹering and Misguggling

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Mauling and disfiguring.

“I humbly protest against mauling and disfiguring this work; against what the great Walter Scott would. I think, have called mashackering and misguggling, after the manner of Nicol Muschat (in The Heart of Midlothian), when he put an end to his wife Arlie at the spot afterwards called by his name.”—W. E. Gladstone: Nineteenth Century, November, 1885.

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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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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
Massacre of the Innocents
Massacre of the Innocents (The)
Massamore
Mast