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Messaliʹna

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Wife of the Emperor Claudius of Rome. Her name has become a byword for lasciviousness and incontinency. Catherine II. of Russia is called The Modern Messaliʹna (1729–1796). (See Marozia.)

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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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Merse
Mersenne
Merton (Tommy)
Merton College
Meru
Merveilleuse
Mesmerism
Mesopotamia
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Messalina
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Metalogicus
Metals
Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic Words
Metaphysics (Greek, after-physics)
Metastasio
Metathesis
Methodical
Methodists

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