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#98714 - 03/14/03 09:06 PM Sat;urday  
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5Fr < It marrone, chestnut6 a large, sweet European chestnut, often used in confectionery

5Fr, prob. < Sp alm;rtaga, a check, rein < Ar6
1 the strap of a horse‘s harness passing from the noseband to the girth between the forelegs, to keep the horse from rearing or throwing back its head: see HARNESS, illus.
2 a) a lower stay for the jib boom or flying jib boom of a sailing vessel, to bear the strain of the head stays b) DOLPHIN STRIKER
3 a system of betting in which, after a losing wager, the amount bet is doubled or otherwise increased Also mar4tin[gal# 73gal#8

mascalage - I could not find this word anywhere other than the spelling bee list. So I looked for “mascal” and found:
“MASCAL- Revised Definition-Any situation in which the number and severity of casualties exceeds the capabilities of the EMT Section to treat immediately casualties in the triage categories "Immediate" and "Delayed."

5Scot, dim. of mash, a sledgehammer; ? akin to Fr mass= (see MASS=)6 old term for number 5 iron: see IRON (n. 6)

5Gr mastoeidcs < mastos, a breast (see MAST2) + 3eidcs, 3OID6
1 shaped like a breast or nipple
2 designating, of, or near a projection of the temporal bone behind the ear
1 the mastoid projection: see SKULL, illus.

of a sociological group, as a household, tribe, etc., having a female as its leader

mauvette - I could find this only as name of a Hycrdrangea, and some domain names

pl. 3lae 73c8 5L, dim., akin to mala, a jaw6
1 in vertebrates, the upper jaw, or a major bone or cartilage of the upper jaw: see SKULL, illus.
2 in most arthropods, as insects or crabs, one of the first or second pair of accessory jaws or head appendages situated just behind the mandibles

5BrazPort < ?6
1 an old-fashioned Brazilian dance in moderate duple time, similar to the two-step
2 music for this dance

#98715 - 03/14/03 10:24 PM Re: martingale  
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1 the strap of a horse‘s harness passing from the noseband to the girth between the forelegs, to keep the horse from rearing or throwing back its head: see HARNESS, illus.

Thanks for martingale, wwh. I haven't thought of that word in years. It's been such a long time since my daughter rode--and just seeing that word brought back the scent of the horses in the barn and all those girls dressed out for cross country. Very happy days, those were.

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