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MAWK'ISH, a. Apt to cause satiety or lothing.

So sweetly mawkish, and so smoothly dull.

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MAWK'ISH, a. Apt to cause satiety or lothing.

So sweetly mawkish, and so smoothly dull.


Apt to cause satiety or lothing. So sweetly mawkish, and so smoothly dull. Pope.

  1. Apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; disgusting.

    So sweetly mawkish', and so smoothly dull. Pope.

  2. Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.

    J. H. Newman.
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MAWK'ISH, adjective Apt to cause satiety or lothing.

So sweetly mawkish and so smoothly dull.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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FRAME, v.t. [L. armus, Eng. arm.]

1. To fit or prepare and unite several parts in a regular structure or entire thing; to fabricate by orderly construction and union of various parts; as, to frame a house or other building.

2. To fit one thing to another; to adjust; to make suitable.

3. To make; to compose; as, to frame a law.

For thou art framed of the firm truth of valor.

4. To regulate; to adjust; to shape; to conform; as, to frame our lives according to the rules of the gospel.

5. To form and digest by thought; as, to frame ideas in the mind.

How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years!

6. To contrive; to plan; to devise; as, to frame a project or design.

7. To invent; to fabricate, in a bad sense; as, to frame a story or lie.

FRAME, v.i. To contrive. Judges 12:6.


1. The timbers of an edifice fitted and joined in the form proposed, for the purpose of supporting the covering; as the frame of a house, barn, bridge or ship.

2. Any fabric or structure composed of parts united; as the frame of an ox or horse. So we say, the frame of the heavenly arch; the frame of the world.

3. Any kind of case or structure made for admitting, inclosing or supporting things; as the frame of a window, door, picture or looking glass.

4. Among printers, a stand to support the cases in which the types are distributed.

5. Among founders, a kind of ledge, inclosing a board, which being filled with wet sand, serves as a mold for castings.

6. A sort of loom on which linen, silk, &c. is stretched for quilting or embroidering.

7. Order; regularity; adjusted series or composition of parts. We say, a person is out of frame; the mind is not in a good frame.

Your steady soul preserves her frame.

8. Form; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as a frame of government.

9. Contrivance; projection.

John the bastard, whose spirits toil in frame of villainies.

10. Shape; form; proportion.

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