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master

1. a great artist, esp an anonymous but influential artist
2. the principal of some colleges
3. a graduate holding a master's degree
4. the chief executive officer aboard a merchant ship
5. Chiefly Brit a male teacher
6. an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
7. a machine or device that operates to control a similar one
8. the heir apparent of a Scottish viscount or baron

Master

 

(from Latin magister, “head,” “chief,” “teacher”), the name of several offices in ancient Rome, for example, magister equitum, the assistant to the dictator, and magister militum, the commander in chief during the late empire. Later, in Europe, the title of grand master (Grossmeister) was used by the head of a Catholic knightly religious order and by the head of the Masonic Grand Lodge.

master

[′mas·tər]
(engineering)
A device which controls subsidiary devices.
A precise workpiece through which duplicates are made.
(engineering acoustics)
(navigation)

master

master

Primary, controlling. See master-slave communications and master file.
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Seventy-one seventy-two; thy master is a good youth seventy-three, an excellent youth seventy-four that piece hath been clipt within the ring seventy-five and that looketh light of weight seventy-six when thy master wants money, let him come to Isaac of York seventy-seven that is, with reasonable security.
Isaac could not find in his heart to part with it, so dropt it into his purse as if in absence of mind, with the words, ``Eighty completes the tale, and I trust thy master will reward thee handsomely.
Nevertheless his master is a good youth ay, and I am well pleased that he hath gained shekels of gold and shekels of silver, even by the speed of his horse and by the strength of his lance, which, like that of Goliath the Philistine, might vie with a weaver's beam.
As it was now later than little Alice's usual bedtime, Grandfather broke off his narrative, promising to talk more about Master Cheever and his scholars some other evening.
Thanks, master," said Charmolue, bowing to the earth.
Let things take their course, Master Jacques, 'tis fate
Jacques Charmolue recalled him wholly to a sense of reality by addressing to him this question: "Come, now, master, when will you come to aid me in making gold?
I say, this is a pretty warm reception for a poor lone wolf from the Arctic," the master said, while White Fang calmed down under his caressing hand.
Some of these stood respectfully at a distance; but two of them, women, perpetrated the hostile act of clutching the master around the neck.
Then White Fang, to show his friendship, will have to be chief mourner at the funeral," laughed the master.
This being as it is, it is clear that this ape speaks by the spirit of the devil; and I am astonished they have not denounced him to the Holy Office, and put him to the question, and forced it out of him by whose virtue it is that he divines; because it is certain this ape is not an astrologer; neither his master nor he sets up, or knows how to set up, those figures they call judiciary, which are now so common in Spain that there is not a jade, or page, or old cobbler, that will not undertake to set up a figure as readily as pick up a knave of cards from the ground, bringing to nought the marvellous truth of the science by their lies and ignorance.
Still," said Sancho, "I would be glad if your worship would make Master Pedro ask his ape whether what happened your worship in the cave of Montesinos is true; for, begging your worship's pardon, I, for my part, take it to have been all flam and lies, or at any rate something you dreamt.

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