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Mum, an expression implying or enjoining silence: “m., then, and no more,” Tp. III, 2, 59. “I come to her in white and cry m.; she cries budget,” Wiv. V, 2, 6. V, 5, 209. “speak not you to him till we call upon you. M.” Meas. V, 288. “go to, m., you are he,” Ado II, 1, 128. “peace, Tranio! m.” Shr. I, 1, 73. “Grumio, m.” I, 2, 163. “give no words but m.” H6B I, 2, 89. “the citizens are m. and speak not a word,” R3 III, 7, 3. “I will hold my tongue . . . . m. m.” Lr. I, 4, 215.
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