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in botany and cooking: see nutmegnutmeg,
name applied to members of the family Myristicaceae. The true nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is an evergreen tree native to the Moluccas but now cultivated elsewhere in the tropics and to a limited extent in S Florida.
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chemical spray device used by police in riot control. Mace is ordinary tear gastear gas,
gas that causes temporary blindness through the excessive flow of tears resulting from irritation of the eyes. The gas is used in chemical warfare and as a means for dispersing mobs.
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 (chloroacetophenone, or CN) in a volatile solvent contained in a spray can. It causes severe lacrimation and temporary blindness. If sprayed directly into the face from a distance of less than 6 ft (1.8 m), it may cause permanent injury.



an ancient weapon in the form of a shaft with a small head at the end, approximately 0.5 to 0.8 m long. The mace had a stone head in the Neolithic period and a metal head in the Bronze Age. This type of weapon was typical of the ancient Orient. It was rarely used in the world of the Greeks and Romans; the Romans adopted the mace (clava) only in the second century A.D. In the Middle Ages the mace existed in the Muslim Orient, Western Europe (from the 13th century), and the Russian Empire, where it was used between the 13th and 17th centuries. Two types were distinguished: a mace with an ordinary ball-shaped head, and the shestoper, the head of which was divided into small longitudinal lobes. Among many tribes and peoples the mace was less a weapon than a symbol of authority. Until the 19th century it served as a symbol of authority and dignity among the Turkish pashas and the Polish and Ukrainian hetmans. Among the cossacks it was retained until the 20th century (under the name of naseka) as the sign of office of stanitsa (large cossack village) and settlement hetmans.


Kirpichnikov, A. N. “Drevnerusskoe oruzhie.” In Arkheologiia SSSR: Svod arkheologicheskikh istochnikov, EI-36, fasc. 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966.



(food engineering)
Spice made from the covering of the nutmeg.


ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office and authority. [Western Culture: Misc.]


1. Military a club, usually having a spiked metal head, used esp in the Middle Ages
2. a ceremonial staff of office carried by certain officials
3. Sport an early form of billiard cue


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Maces, bags, and purses indignantly proclaim silence and frown at the man from Shropshire.
and Ethelred uplifted his mace, and struck upon the head of the dragon, which fell before him, and gave up his pesty breath, with a shriek so horrid and harsh, and withal so piercing, that Ethelred had fain to close his ears with his hands against the dreadful noise of it, the like whereof was never before heard.
Well, mace in one hand and Weena in the other, I went out of that gallery and into another and still larger one, which at the first glance reminded me of a military chapel hung with tattered flags.
During this time the executioner had raised his mace, and signed to them to get out of the way; the criminal strove to rise, but, ere he had time, the mace fell on his left temple.
Lycurgus killed him, not in fair fight, but by entrapping him in a narrow way where his mace served him in no stead; for Lycurgus was too quick for him and speared him through the middle, so he fell to earth on his back.