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  • n  (trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person; prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization
  • n  an official who carries a mace of office
  • n  spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed
  • n  a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority

  • He described the sufferings of some fellow prisoners: "They hang you upside down, and then someone beats you with a mace on your legs or on your genitals, or they lower you down .
  • The mace (which has no counterpart in either Senate or Supreme Court) is an impressive, 46-in.
  • While fortunes were being made in Asian, African and American commerce, European food was laced with excessive quantities of nutmeg, mace, ginger, black pepper and cinnamon.
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  • Pat Martin in Toronto Star
    In ancient times, the Speaker would dispatch his sergeant-at-arms with his mace to enforce the will of Parliament, and the Speaker still has a fairly substantial mace to use,said New Democrat MP Pat Martin, a committee member. "Schreiber...
  • Cedric Benson in SBR Forum
    I politely asked him why we needed to go to land to take more tests when I took every test,Benson said. "Then he sprayed me with mace, on his boat. I'm not handcuffed. I'm not under arrest. I'm not threatening him. I'm not pushing him. I'm...
  • David Legwand in USA Today
    Mace needed a win and we're glad he got it,said David Legwand, who opened the scoring just 1:23 into the game as Nashville jumped out a 3-1 lead in the first period.

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