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Momus

(mō`məs), figure in Greek mythology. He was the personification of censure and mockery.

Momus

god of blame and ridicule. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 31]
See: Mockery

Momus

personification of censoriousness, constantly carping, grumbling, and finding fault. [Gk. Myth.: EB (1963) XV, 685]
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Victoria Joyce in the Momus scene was the most flamboyant Musetta I have seen, strong of voice and quite an actress too.
Naturally, such a large work contains minor flaws, such as the reference to "Enopre" in Alberti's Momus (254: read "Oenops") and an occasional phrase such as "Both Ptolemy and Solomon, like Nicholas, were players within the drama of salvation" (288).
Four starving friends fool their idiotic landlord, intending to use the rent to treat themselves at the famous Cafe Momus.
Analyses of differential gene expression in the ascidians Boltenia villosa and Herdmania momus during larval development and metamorphosis have revealed that a significant proportion of the expressed genes are involved with the innate immune system, with most of these being up-regulated during metamorphosis (Davidson & Swalla 2002, Woods et al.
When Jupiter had made man, being delited with such a cunning piece of workmanship, he demanded of Momus (to) find a fault, what he could spy, in so fine a feature and curious frame, out of square and worthie just reproof: Momus commended the proposition and comely disposition of the lineaments; but one thing (saith he) I like not well, that thou hast forgotten to place a window in his brest through which we might behold whether his heart and his tongue did accord.
The study takes into consideration a significant number of Alberti's works, especially the Intercoenales, the Apologi, Momus, De iciarchia, and various texts on love (Deifira, Ecatonfilea, Sofrona, De amore).
Loquasto's darkling set for the second act Kermesse brought the events not to a town in medieval Germany but around the crowded corner from the Cafe Momus in Paris--a place Marguerite would never stroll for an evening unchaperoned.
Yet the large crowd Garner assembles in front of the Cafe Momus in Act II appears likely to drop a Zouave or petit ecolier into the orchestra pit at any moment.
These minutes written by the village secretary, Momus, on the subject of the surveyor K.
34) Consider also a work that was published the same year as Behn's Oroonoko, Gerard Langbaine's Momus Triumphans, Or, the Plagiaries of the English Stage; Expos'd in a Catalogue of All the Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, Masques, Tragedies, Opera's, Pastorals, Interludes, &c.