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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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By comparison, Momus pays a minimum of $300 to its writers and artnet News pays $400 to $500 for an essay and a minimum of 50 cents a word for shorter news items, according to Goodden and Ben Davis, national art critic for artnet News.
The ascidians Phallusia nigra and Herdmania momus were collected by scuba from various sites along the Israeli Mediterranean coast at depths from 5 to 30 m.
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 author has named each of the three novellas for a mythological character, namely "Charon," "Janus," and "Momus." The titles, some of them obscure, nicely capture the eerie plotlines of these stories.
The wit's magazine; or, Library of Momus (London: Harrison & Co., 1784-85); an annotated catalogue of the essays, tales, and poems, with notes on authors and sources.
Four starving friends fool their idiotic landlord, intending to use the rent to treat themselves at the famous Cafe Momus. Rodolfo, the poet of the four, lags behind and by chance meets his neighbour Mim'.
First, we have the sledge driver, the secretary Momus, and also Pepi; they all are villagers, and all villagers except Amalia approve of the hierarchical social rituals that characterize the relation between village and Castle.
The English speaker's fascination with Paris as a physical location that might be visited is reflected in the significant change in the title of the English translation, "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter." Not only does the French title not refer in any way to the Latin Quarter, but the Latin Quarter is only referenced three times in the book, and most of the locations specified in the text (including the Cafe Momus, which Murger made so famous that, according to legend, it was soon overrun by tourists and local curiosity seekers in search of bohemians) are on the right bank.
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.
The combination is not unlike the cinema of Hiroyuki Oki or Apichatpong Weerasethakul, or the music of Daniel Johnston, Andrew Bird, and Momus. All are energized by a desire to slow things down in order to revitalize an aesthetic maquis, a kind of "rear-garde." This nonmonumental, nonheroic attitude may be one of the most difficult positions for an artist to adopt today.
It's set some time in the 1950s, quiffs, plastic seating in Cafe Momus, voluminous skirts - the lot.