a long stick used by artists to steady the hand holding the brush
“light stick used by painters to support the painting hand,” 1650s, from Dutch maalstok, literally “painting stick,” from mallen “to paint,” from Proto-Germanic *mal- (cf. Old Norse mæla, Old High German malon “trace, draw, paint,” German malen “to paint”), from mal “spot, mark, stain,” perhaps from the same root as Greek melas “black” (see melanin), but the original sense is not color but marking. With stock “stick” (see stock (n.1)).
[mohl-meyn, mawl-] /moʊlˈmeɪn, mɔl-/ noun 1. . /maʊlˈmeɪn/ noun 1. a variant spelling of Moulmein
[moul-vee] /ˈmaʊl vi/ noun 1. (in India) an expert in Islamic law: used especially as a term of respectful address among Muslims.
[mey-oo-muh n] /meɪˈu mən/ noun, Douay Bible. 1. .
[mou-mou] /ˈmaʊˌmaʊ/ verb (used with object), Slang. 1. to terrorize, intimidate, or threaten. [mou mou] /ˈmaʊ ˌmaʊ/ noun, plural Mau Maus (especially collectively) Mau Mau. 1. a member of a revolutionary society in Kenya, established in the early 1950s, that consisted chiefly of Kikuyu and engaged in terrorist activities in an attempt to drive out […]