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M'ARTINMAS, noun [Martin and mass.] The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November.

M'ARTLET, noun [See Martin.] Martlets, in heraldry, are little birds represented without feed, used as a mark of distinction for younger brothers of a family, who are thus admonished that they are to trust for promotion to the wings of merit.