Sugar and Mugar, Cahue and Mahue (Turkish national epithets (1801))

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Sat Jun 8 17:19:29 UTC 2002

   From the same book.

Pg. 32:
   "What has he loaded with?" asks the kadi--the Arbab answers, "_with cahue (coffee) and mahue_," _i. e. coffee et cetera_ (changing the first letter into _m_ makes a kind of gibberish word, which signifies _et cetera_) "_sugar and mugar, pots and mots, sacks and macks_," _&c._...

(Is this in OED's revised "m" entry?--ed.)

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