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From: "John Denning" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] : Don't MAUL the Cat
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 11:06:57 -0800
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From the "A Glossary of Household, Farming and Trade Terms From 16th Century
Probate Inventories," by Rosemary Milward, published 1977-1983 by The
Derbyshire Record Society

"MAULE (MALLE, MOLLLE) = hammer, mallet or club"

Regarding ". . . the inventory of 1611 lists "Item one Mouler", the Glossary
does not list "mouler,"
Nor does Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (1843) treat this word.

Hope this helps and does not increase confusion since it is well and good to
eschew obfuscation when possible.

John & Pat Denning
Covington, Washington, USA

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