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Mall

Mall
1. A large heavy wooden beetle; a mallet for driving anything with force; a maul.
2. A heavy blow.
3. An old game played with malls or mallets and balls. See Pall-mall.
4. A place where the game of mall was played. Hence: a public walk; a level shaded walk. Part of the area was laid out in gravel walks, and planted with elms; and these convenient and frequented walks obtained the name of the City mall. (Southey)
Origin: oe. Malle, f. Mail, L. Malleus. Cf. Malleus.


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