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maze

 [māz]
a complicated system of intersecting paths used in intelligence tests and in demonstrating learning in experimental animals.

maze

(māz),
A labyrinth; frequently used to study higher functions of the nervous system in rats.
[M.E. masen, to confuse]

maze

a labyrinth of winding passages, used in behavioural experiments involving LEARNING.
References in classic literature ?
It's absurd to call it a maze. You keep on taking the first turning to the right.
As I wandered along the corridors, I was as absolutely lost in the mazes of winding passageways as I had been before I discovered Dejah Thoris' apartments.
I said, but now, that there could be no good event for him, or thee, or me, who are here wandering together in this gloomy maze of evil, and stumbling at every step over the guilt wherewith we have strewn our path.
Taking the time those two were seen coming out of Maze Hill Station by the old woman, and the time when the explosion was heard, the Chief Inspector thought that the other man might have been actually at the Greenwich Park Station, ready to catch the next train up, at the moment his comrade was destroying himself so thoroughly.
Theodule glacier, and fall headlong over precipitous rocks till they lose themselves in the mazes of the Gorner glacier."
They say that love is blind; but so great a love as that of Dejah Thoris that knew me even beneath the thern disguise I wore and across the misty vista of that crystal maze must indeed be far from blind.
They made their way through the maze of tables towards the door, Lady Ruth exchanging greetings right and left with her friends, although the tall, grave-looking man who followed her was by far the greater object of interest.
Now, the first time Ahab was perched aloft; ere he had been there ten minutes; one of those red-billed savage sea-hawks which so often fly incommodiously close round the manned mast-heads of whalemen in these latitudes; one of these birds came wheeling and screaming round his head in a maze of untrackably swift circlings.
Do thou kindly take me by the hand, and lead me through all the mazes, the winding labyrinths of nature.
Its untouched mazes of matted jungle had as yet invited no hardy pioneer from the human beasts beyond its frontier.
The green foliage closed about him and the peaceful jungle gave no sign of the horrid brute that roamed its shadowed mazes.
Then does she twirl and twine, a pastoral nymph of good family, through the mazes of the dance.