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Mum


MUM, adjective [See Mumble, Mumm, and Mummery.]

1. Silent; not speaking.

The citizens are mum; say not a word.

2. As an exclamation or command, be silent; hush.

MUM the, and no more proceed.

3. As a noun, silence.

MUM, noun A species of malt liquor much used in Germany. It is made of the malt of wheat, seven bushels, with one bushel of oat meal and a bushel of ground beans, or in the same proportion. This is brewed with 63 gallons of water, and boiled till one third is evaporated.

MUM'-CHANCE, noun A game of hazard with dice. [Local.]

1. A fool. [Local.]