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 Meerschaum (2 syl., German, sea-froth.)Meg Dods. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Meg.
 
Mons Meg. An old-fashioned piece of artillery in the castle of Edinburgh, made at Mons, in Flanders. It was considered a palladium by the Scotch. (See LONG MEG.)   1
        “Sent awa our crown, and our sword, and our sceptre, and Mons Meg to be keepit by thae English … in the Tower of London [N.B. It was restored in 1828].”—Scott: Rob Roy, chap. xxvii.
   A roaring Meg. A cannon given by the Fishmongers of London, and used in 1689. Burton says, “Music is a roaring Meg against melancholy.   2
 


 Meerschaum (2 syl., German, sea-froth.)Meg Dods. 

 
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