- 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.
- 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.