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Mace, a club of metal used as an ensign of authority: “he that sets up his rest to do more exploits with his m. than a morris-pike,” Err. IV, 3, 28. “the sword, the m., the crown imperial,” H5 IV, 1, 278 (== sceptre). “with these borne before us instead of --s,” H6B IV, 7, 144. “O murderous slumber, layest thou thy leaden m. upon my boy?” Caes. IV, 3, 268 (to arrest him like a bailiff; cf. Arrest).*
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