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Maudlin

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Stupidly sentimental. Maudlin drunk is the drunkenness which is sentimental and inclined to tears. Maudlin slip-slop is sentimental chitchat. The word is derived from Mary Magdalen, who is drawn by ancient painters with a lackadaisical face, and eyes swollen with weeping.

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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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Matriculate
Matter-of-fact
Matter’s afoot (The)
Matterhorn
Matthew (St.)
Matthew Bramble
Matthew Parker’s Bible
Matthews Bible
Matthias (St.)
Maudlin
Maugis
Maugis dAygremont
Maugrabin (Heyraddin)
Maugys
Maul
Maul (The Giant)
Maul of Monks (The)
Maunciples Tale
Maunds (Royal)
Maundrel

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