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MallMall Mall (m[add]l; 277), n. [Written also maul.] [OE.
malle, F. mail, L. malleus. Cf. Malleus.]
1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything
with force; a maul. --Addison.
2. A heavy blow. [Obs.] --Spenser.
3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See
4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: A public
walk; a level shaded walk.
Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and
planted with elms; and these convenient and
frequented walks obtained the name of the City Mall.
--Southey. MallMall Mall (m[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Malled (m[add]ld);
p. pr. & vb. n. Malling.] [Cf. OF. mailler. See Mall
beetle, and cf. Malleate.]
To beat with a mall; to beat with something heavy; to bruise;
Mall Mall (m[a^]l), n. [LL. mallum a public assembly; cf. OHG.
mahal assembly, transaction; akin to AS. m[ae][eth]el,
me[eth]el, assembly, m[=ae]lan to speak, Goth. ma[thorn]l
Formerly, among Teutonic nations, a meeting of the notables
of a state for the transaction of public business, such
meeting being a modification of the ancient popular assembly.
(a) A court of justice.
(b) A place where justice is administered.
(c) A place where public meetings are held.
Councils, which had been as frequent as diets or
malls, ceased. --Milman.
mallMaul Maul, n. [See Mall a hammer.]
A heavy wooden hammer or beetle. [Written also mall.]
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