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Metamorphic Words

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Obsolete words slightly altered, and made current again—as “chestnut” for castnut, from Castana, in Thessaly; “court-cards” for coat-cards; “currants” for corinths; “frontispiece” for frontispice (Latin frontispicium); “Isinglass” for hausen blase (the sturgeon’s bladder, Ger.); “shame-faced” for shamefast, as stead-fast, etc.; “sweetheart” for sweethard, as drunkard, dullard, dotard, niggard.

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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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Meru
Merveilleuse
Mesmerism
Mesopotamia
Mess = 4
Messalina
Messalina of Germany (The)
Metalogicus
Metals
Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic Words
Metaphysics (Greek, after-physics)
Metastasio
Metathesis
Methodical
Methodists
Methuen Treaty
Metonic Cycle (The)
Metra
Metropolitan (A)
Mettre de la Paille dans ses Souliers, or Mettre du Foin dans ses Bottes