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Moʹmus

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One who carps at everything. Momus, the sleepy god, was always railing and carping.

Momus, being asked to pass judgment on the relative merits of Neptune, Vulcan, and Minerva, railed at them all. He said the horns of a bull ought to have been placed in the shoulders, where they would have been of much greater force; as for man, he said Jupiter ought to have made him with a window in his breast, whereby his real thoughts might be revealed. Hence Dr. Gray says that every unreasonable carper is called a “Momus.”

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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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Molly
Molly Coddle (A)
Molly Maguires
Molly Mog
Molmutius
Moloch
Moly
Mome (French)
Momiers (French, men of mummery)
Mommur
Momus
Momus’s Lattice or Window
Monaciello [little monk]
Monarchians
Monarchy
Monday Pops
Money
Money makes the Mare to go
Monimia
Monism
Monitor

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