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Mons Meg. An old-fashioned piece of artillery in the castle of Edinburgh, made at Mons, in Flanders. It was considered a palladium by the Scotch. (See Long Meg.)

“Sent awa our crown, and our sword, and our sceptre, and Mons Meg to be keepit by thae English … in the Tower of London [N.B. It was restored in 1828].”—Scott: Rob Roy, chap. xxvii.

A roaring Meg. A cannon given by the Fishmongers of London, and used in 1689. Burton says, “Music is a roaring Meg against melancholy.

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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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