Momus


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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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momus were tested for antibacterial activity against eight environmental bacteria and four standard laboratory bacteria (Table 1).
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).
The sledge driver and Momus play a key role here as the physically present members of the putative audience.
A wealthy man with artistic sympathies, Barbemuche, had admired and observed the bohemians from a distance at the Cafe Momus, and finally seizes the opportunity to make their acquaintance by paying their bill when they have no money.
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.
The elaborate set is highly detailed and a delight to examine during the boring stretches, particularly the building next to the famous Cafe Momus, which, from the comings and goings I observed, and peeks one was afforded into the windows, was apparently some sort of brothel.
78 et 100), qu'on peut toujours ergoter; que toute interpretation est necessairement discutable; qu"'il est toujours possible de trouver dans un signe de quoi alimenter la lecture que l'on souhaite," je crois qu'il faudra beaucoup de temps et de reflexion aux successeurs et aux censeurs, tous les Trissotins et tous les Momus que nous sommes, pour parvenir a fake mieux.
two cantos, several deities--Venus, Diana, Momus, and Minerva--discuss
He may not be gay, but intellectual Scottish popster Momus (a.