Moon


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Moon

(mūn),
Henry, English surgeon, 1845-1892. See: Moon molars.

Moon

(mūn),
Robert C., U.S. ophthalmologist, 1844-1914. See: Laurence-Moon syndrome.
Drug slang noun A regional term for mescaline
Popular health noun See Full moon
Vox populi verb To display one's bared buttocks by lowering the backside of one's trousers and underpants, usually bending over. Mooning is done in the English-speaking world to express protest, scorn, disrespect, or provocation but can be done for shock value or fun.
References in classic literature ?
So the time wore on, and at length came the day of the new moon.
This time the old woman told her to go the next full moon to the mill-pond, and to spin there with a golden spinning- wheel, and then to leave the spinning-wheel on the bank.
The moon, taking compassion on the sovereign who is so dear to the children of Unyamwezy, has charged us to restore him to health.
Now tell me, can any mortal man put out that moon before her hour of setting, and bring the curtain of black night down upon the land?
related how Sir John Herschel, having been despatched to the Cape of Good Hope for the purpose of making there some astronomical calculations, had, by means of a telescope brought to perfection by means of internal lighting, reduced the apparent distance of the moon to eighty yards
A Frenchman, an enthusiastic Parisian, as witty as he was bold, asked to be enclosed in the projectile, in order that he might reach the moon, and reconnoiter this terrestrial satellite.
The watchman's spirit understood the language of the inhabitants of the moon pretty well.
And what more natural that eventually he came to attribute to the sun and the moon personalities as real as his own?
His laugh was as hearty and frequent as ever, and his face as much like the full moon as it always had been.
When yester-eve the moon arose, then did I fancy it about to bear a sun: so broad and teeming did it lie on the horizon.
And Saxon said, "I don't know about apples in the valley of the moon, but I do know that the yield is ten thousand per cent.
The earliest known traditions describe the stone as having been set in the forehead of the four-handed Indian god who typifies the Moon.