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Saturday, May 20, 2006


Maudlin \Maud"lin\, a. [From Maudlin, a contr. of Magdalen, OE. Maudeleyne, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and red with weeping.]

I Cry to Myself--Chante Moore

1. Tearful; easily moved to tears; exciting to tears; excessively sentimental; weak and silly. ``Maudlin eyes.'' --Dryden. ``Maudlin eloquence.'' --Roscommon. ``A maudlin poetess.'' --Pope. ``Maudlin crowd.'' --Southey.

2. Drunk, or somewhat drunk; fuddled; given to drunkenness.

Maudlin Clarence in his malmsey butt. --Byron.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)


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