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mas

(mɑːs)
n
1. Caribbean a carnival
2. (Music, other) music played for a carnival, or a band playing this
[C20: from masquerade]
References in classic literature ?
I remember your ma saying she loved to see the sunrise; and I mind hearing that you was born just as the sun was rising and its light on your face was the first thing your ma saw.
And what, Ma dear,' inquired the Minor Canon, giving proof of a wholesome and vigorous appetite, 'does the letter say?
Well, Ma,' said Septimus, after a little more rubbing of his ear,
That was plainly to be seen, for Ma was talking then at her usual canter, with arched head and mane, opened eyes and nostrils.
At exactly the same canter, and with a certain flourishing appearance of doing something, Ma did, in fact, occasionally take a rock upon the instrument.
Pa will be a bankrupt before long, and then I hope Ma will be satisfied.
When all our tradesmen send into our house any stuff they like, and the servants do what they like with it, and I have no time to improve things if I knew how, and Ma don't care about anything, I should like to make out how Pa is to weather the storm.
And in order finally to touch the hearts of the Russians- and being like all Frenchmen unable to imagine anything sentimental without a reference to ma chere, ma tendre, ma pauvre mere* - he decided that he would place an inscription on all these establishments in large letters: "This establishment is dedicated to my dear mother.
You'll call me ma or mammy, dat's what you'll call me--leastways when de ain't nobody aroun'.
In de fust place, you gits fifty dollahs a month; you's gwine to han' over half of it to yo' ma.
When I came off the galley at Hythe, this very day, I down on my bones, and I kissed the good brown earth, as I kiss thee now, ma belle, for it was eight long years since I had seen it.
She's awfully particular and ma says her house is always as neat as wax.