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A large drinking bowl or goblet made of metal or hard wood.

[Middle English, from Old French masere, kind of wood, maple burl, of Germanic origin.]
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(ˈmeɪzə) ,




obsolete a large hardwood drinking bowl
[C12: from Old French masere, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse mösurr maple]
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(ˈmeɪ zər)

a large drinking bowl made orig. of wood.
[1150–1200; Middle English: kind of wood (probably maple), Old English mæser-; c. Middle High German maser maple, drinking cup, Old Norse mǫsurr maple]
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Noun1.mazer - a large hardwood drinking bowlmazer - a large hardwood drinking bowl  
bowl - a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
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At that time I was a beginner at the Bar and often met him in the corridors of examining magistrates, when I had gone to get a "permit to communicate" for the prison of Mazas, or for Saint-Lazare.
Head of PCI-DSS APAC Sebastian Mazas said this result is "very impressive and a very good surprise."
Bach, Mozart, Telemann, and Muzio Clementi, and lesser known figures such as Jacques Mazas (1782-1849), Domenico Gatti, and Oskar Blume.
Replacements: J Campo, M Fitzgerald, S Puleoto, O Nauroy, D Chouchan or C Milheres, P Bernat-Salles, L Mazas.
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Rafael Sanchez Mazas, one of the founders of the Falange Espanola--and a writer out of favor due to his political beliefs--is detained in Barcelona by a group of Republican soldiers as he attempts to escape to France.