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Mugello

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The giant slain by Averardo de Medici, a commander under Charlemagne. The tale is interesting, for it is said that the Medici took the three balls of this giant’s mace for their device. Everyone knows that pawn-brokers have adopted the three balls as a symbol of their trade. (See under Balls for another account.)

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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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Muciana Cautio
Mucklebackit
Mucklewrath
Mud-honey
Mudarra
Muff (A)
Muffins and Crumpets
Muffled Cats catch no Mice
Mufti
Mug-house
Mugello
Muggins
Muggletonian
Mugwump (A)
Mugwump Press (The)
Mulatto (Spanish)
Mulberry
Mulciber—i.e
Mule
Mull
Mulla

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