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 Men’nonites (3 syl.).Mental Hallucinations. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Men’struum means a monthly dissolvent (Latin, mensis),
 
from the notion of the alchemists that it acted only at the full of the moon.   1
        “All liquors are called menstruums which are used as dissolvents, or to extract the virtues of ingredients by infusion or decoction.”—Quincy.
 


 Men’nonites (3 syl.).Mental Hallucinations. 

 
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