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Mu

noun
1.
The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet.



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... dirge mingles with the drum and horn. A man has forced his way close by the stage,—a man with a confounded cracked hurdy-gurdy. Whine! whine! creaks the hurdy-gurdy. "Stop that! stop that mu-zeek!" cries a delicate apprentice, clapping his hands to his ears. "Pity a poor blind—" answers the man with ...
— What Will He Do With It, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... persons small differences in the individual discs are shewn by this method. The physiological average of the diameter of the greater surface is, according to Laache, Hayem, Schumann and others, 8.5 mu for men and women (max. 9.0 mu. min. 6.5 mu.) In anaemic blood the differences between the individual elements become greater, so that to obtain the average value, the maxima, minima, and mean ...
— Histology of the Blood - Normal and Pathological • Paul Ehrlich

... was the reply. "We Englishmen are not so fond of using shooting-irons as you Yankees are. As to danger? Well, yes, there will be a bit for the lads if they really do begin to play the tune called mu-ti-nee. For there'll be a few eyes closed up and swelled lips. Lynton's a very hard hitter, and when I do use my fists it generally hurts. Good three years, though, since I hit a man. He was a bit of a mutineer too: an ugly mulatto chap, full ...
— Old Gold - The Cruise of the "Jason" Brig • George Manville Fenn

... Texas, on mu way to Grant. An' them roads as I've traversed isn't what I'd call the best in ...
— At Fault • Kate Chopin

... submerged the island of Poseidonis:—"In the year 6 Kan, on the 11th Muluc in the month Zac, there occurred terrible earthquakes, which continued without interruption until the 13th Chuen. The country of the hills of mud, the land of Mu was sacrificed: being twice upheaved it suddenly disappeared during the night, the basin being continually shaken by volcanic forces. Being confined, these caused the land to sink and to rise several times and in various places. At last the surface gave way and ten countries were ...
— The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria • W. Scott-Elliot

... Then it was repeated, "Tiny arm, men plan mu." This odd sentence was retapped four or five times and at last ceased. It was perhaps some beginner learning the code, but who in that crew could be working out the telegraphic code? Leonard thought over the men, one by one, but struck nobody ...
— The Cruise of the Dry Dock • T. S. Stribling

... occur in the United States, but it is more or less common in the Philippine Islands and India. It is caused by a microscopic, flagellate animal parasite, known as Trypanosoma evansi, 20 to 34 mu long by 1 to 2 mu broad, which lives in the blood and destroys the red blood corpuscles. In general the disease is very similar to and belongs in the same general class with tsetse-fly disease, or nagana, of Africa and mal ...
— Special Report on Diseases of the Horse • United States Department of Agriculture

... sire: Hasan was a pauvre diable, whose chief characteristic was addiction to marriage, and by poetical justice one of his wives murdered him. Husayn was of stronger mould, but he fought against the impossible; for his rival was Mu'awiyah, the Cavour of the Age, the longest-headed man in Arabia, and against Yazid, who, like Italy of the present day, flourished and prospered by the artificial game which the far-seeing politician, his father, had bequeathed to his house—the Ommiade. The fourth of this dynasty, 'Abd al-Malik ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

... saluted him and asked him, O my friend, dost thou seek work?' Yes,' answered he; and I said, Come with me and build a wall.' He replied, On certain conditions I will make with thee.' Quoth I What are they, O my friend?'; and quoth he, My wage must be a dirham and a danik, and again when the Mu'ezzin calleth to prayer, thou shalt let me go pray with the congregation.' It is well,' answered I and carried him to my lace, where he fell to work, such work as I never saw the like of. Presented I named to him the morning-meal; ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

... Particles: The foregoing particles are not used in negative sentences. The negative particles are langi, e langi, si. These may be combined: nia langi si saea he does not know it, e langi mu si rongoa ma e langi mu si saea you have neither heard it nor seen it, e langi nau gu si lea I am not going, e langi uri ta ai e adasia no one has seen it, e langi asia not at all. The verbal particle ka may be used in negative sentences with the addition of si, kasi bobola ...
— Grammar and Vocabulary of the Lau Language • Walter G. Ivens

... lacks honor where soe'er he goes." (From the "Mu'allaqua" of Zuhayr ibn Abi Sulma translated by Reynold A. Nicholson.) East side of the Arch ...
— Palaces and Courts of the Exposition • Juliet James

... Confucius, name Tuan-mu Tz'u, style Tzu-kung, born 520 B.C.; i. 10, tells how the Master learns about government; i. 15, asks were it well to be poor but no flatterer; ii. 13, told that a gentleman sorts words to deeds; iii. 17, wishes to do away with sheep ...
— The Sayings Of Confucius • Confucius

... and served it in some pretty cups which Lemuel hoped Statira might admire, but she took it without noticing, and in talking with Miss Carver she drawled, and said "N-y-e-e-e-s," and "I don't know as I d-o-o-o," and "Well, I should think as mu-u-ch," with a prolongation of all the final syllables in her sentences which he had not observed in her before, and which she must have borrowed for the occasion for the gentility of the effect. She tried ...
— The Minister's Charge • William D. Howells

... affectionate diminutive, would have been I am unable to say, since I never had the courage to try the experiment. It often amused me to hear Dona Mercedes calling to him from the house, and throwing the whole emphasis on the last syllable in a long, piercing crescendo: "Ne—po—mu—ci—no—o." Sometimes, when I sat in the orchard, he would come, and, placing himself before me, discourse gravely about things in general, clipping his words and substituting r for l in the negro fashion, which ...
— The Purple Land • W. H. Hudson

... Meh'i-lai'nen. The honey-bee. Mel'a-tar. The goddess of the helm. Met'so-la. The same as Tapiola, the abode of the god of the forest, Mie-lik'ki. The hostess of the forest. Mi-merk'ki. A synonym of Mielikki. Mosk'va. A province of Suomi. Mu-rik'ki (Muurik'ki). The name of the cow. Ne'wa. A river of Finland. Ny-rik'ki. A son of Tapio. 0s'mo. The same as Osmoinen. Os-noi'nen. A synonym of Wainola's hero. Os'mo-tar. The daughter of Osmo; she directs the brewing of the beer for Ilmarinen's ...
— The Kalevala (complete) • John Martin Crawford, trans.

... privity or sanction of Yarranton, but declares the dialogue to be a forgery, and that the alleged conference never took place. "His innocence, when he heard of it, only provoked a smile, with this answer, Spreta vilescunt, falsehoods mu st perish, and are soonest destroyed by contempt; so that he needs no further vindication. The writer then proceeds at some length to vindicate the Captain's famous work and the propositions ...
— Industrial Biography - Iron Workers and Tool Makers • Samuel Smiles

... qusa Tipereri, Kgam'se gaqu ha; Keise qusa Tipereri Artie ti gxawo si mu. Hamnci gqo Pikadili. Hamnci Gqo Lester Skuer Keise qusa, qusa Tipereri Mar, ti xawo nxeba ha. ...
— Native Life in South Africa, Before and Since • Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

... is El Khunsa, who flourished in the days of Mohammed. Elegies on her two warrior brothers Sakhr and Mu'awiyeh are among the gems of ancient Arabic poetry. She was not what would be called in modern times a refined or delicate lady, being regarded as proud and masculine in temper even by the Arabs of her own age. In ...
— The Women of the Arabs • Henry Harris Jessup

... reached its height. Many poems, both in Chinese and Japanese, were composed by those present, most of whom paid high compliment to Genji. He felt proud, and unconsciously exclaimed, "The son of King Yuen, the brother of King Mu;" and would have added, "the King Ching's ——"[104] ...
— Japanese Literature - Including Selections from Genji Monogatari and Classical - Poetry and Drama of Japan • Various

... "Mu-muk-poo-ama-suet-suk-o" (plenty good to see) Maria Louisa, Cape Marble Island Massachusetts Matty Island May, H. McClintock-Crozier McClintock, Sir Leopold McDougall, Lake Mitcolelee Meadowbank, Mount Melms, Frank E. (see "Frank") Melville Sound Melville Peninsula Meta Incognita Middle Savage ...
— Schwatka's Search • William H. Gilder

... quarters he served up food and the two ate and drank and were gladdened and comforted. After this quoth the guest to his host, "Now relate to me the manner of thy story and what is the cause of thy disorder?" "O my lord," quoth the youth, "I must inform thee that the Caliph Al-Mu'tazid bi'llah,[FN240] the Commander of the Faithful, hath a daughter fair of favour, and gracious of gesture; beautiful delightsome and dainty of waist and flank, a maiden in whom all the signs and signals of loveliness ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... lotus-flower rising out of clouds. As a general rule all this is richly lacquered and gilded; the tablet itself being lacquered in black, and bearing the posthumous name, or kaimyo, in letters of gold—ken-mu-ji-sho-shin-ji, or other syllables indicating the supposed virtues of the departed. The poorest people, unable to afford such handsome tablets, have ihai made of plain wood; and the kaimyo is sometimes simply written on these in black characters; but more ...
— Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan • Lafcadio Hearn

... owl in the ancient language of Egypt, Mulak. This was used first to denote the bird itself; then it stood for the name of the bird; then gradually became a syllabic sign to express the sound "mu," the first syllable of the name, and ultimately to denote "M," the initial ...
— Handbook of Universal Literature - From The Best and Latest Authorities • Anne C. Lynch Botta

... criminal cases and give their opinion whenever the death penalty is to be pronounced. They superintend the working of the different boards and are sometimes sent to various places as imperial inspectors, hence they are called erh mu kuan (the eyes and ears of the emperor). The censors exercise their office at times with great boldness;[35] their advice if unpalatable may be disregarded and the censor in question degraded. The system ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2 - "Chicago, University of" to "Chiton" • Various

... tapu ohi Ani hetiti Opu tini O kou aehitini O take oho O taupo O te heva Tui pahu Otiu hoku O hupe Oahu tupua O papuaei O honu feti Pepene tona Honu tona Haheinutu O taoho Kotio nui Taihaupu Motu haa Mu eiamau Hope taupo Tuhi pahu Taupo tini Anitia fitu Ana tete Pa efitu Kihiputona Tahio paha oho Taua kahiepo Honu tona Mahea tete Titihuti Aino tete tika Tua vahiane ...
— White Shadows in the South Seas • Frederick O'Brien

... were compelled for the moment to occupy themselves with other things. The Indian woman had to tell her of the silver fox brought in by Mu-hi-ken, an Indian of her own tribe; of the retort Achille Picard had made when MacLane had taunted him; of the forest fire that had declared itself far to the east, and of the theories to account for it where no campers had been. Yet underneath the rambling chatter Virginia was aware ...
— Conjuror's House - A Romance of the Free Forest • Stewart Edward White

... AVEMPACE [Abu Bakr Mu[h.]ammad ibn Ya[h.]ya, known as Ibn B[a]jja or Ibn [S.]a'igh, i.e. son of the goldsmith, the name being corrupted by the Latins into Avempace, Avenpace or Aben Pace], the earliest and one of the most distinguished of the Arab philosophers of Spain. ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 - "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon" • Various

... (or Count I, the Archer-Prince, comp. Dschuang Dsi), is placed by legend in different epochs. He also occurs in connection with the myths regarding the moon, for one tale recounts how he saved the moon during an eclipse by means of his arrows. The Queen-Mother is Si Wang Mu (comp. with No. 15). The Tang dynasty reigned 618-906 A.D. "The Spreading Halls of Crystal Cold": The goddess of the ice also has her habitation in the moon. The hare in the moon is a favorite figure. He grinds the grains of maturity or the herbs that make the elixir of life. The rain-toad ...
— The Chinese Fairy Book • Various

... seemed like a fairy romance, Below us the laughter and mu- Sic, while now and again, such a glance As is given on earth but to few From the depths of your eyes, fond and true, Set me dreaming of all their contents, Till I woke,—something hid them, from view,— The ...
— Cap and Gown - A Treasury of College Verse • Selected by Frederic Knowles



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