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In China, he is often represented with a mace (symbolizing a thunderbolt) instead of a sword.

If you are told to use cloves, and have none, a bit of mace may be substituted.

Clear the gravy from the fat, and put into it four ounces of boiled rice, an onion stuck with cloves, and a blade of mace.

Slice to these the crumb of four small rolls, and then strain to it three quarts of good veal gravy, boiled with a blade of mace.

Having cleaned them nicely, rub every part well with a seasoning of white pepper and salt, mace and allspice in fine powder.

A knock came to the door, and seizing his mace the boy ran and opened it.

So when the mace fell down again it hit him on the forehead.

“Mace” is the “aril” or covering of the seed of the same plant.

A fleshy mantle of crimson color, which is mace, envelopes the seed.

On the left were the Commons with their Speaker, attended by the mace.

WORD ORIGIN

"heavy metal weapon, often with a spiked head," late 13c., from Old French mace "a club, scepter" (Modern French masse), from Vulgar Latin *mattea (cf. Italian mazza, Spanish maza "mace"), from Latin mateola (in Late Latin also matteola) "a kind of mallet." The Latin word perhaps is cognate with Sanskrit matyam "harrow, club," Old Church Slavonic motyka "mattock," Old High German medela "plow" [Klein]. As a symbol of authority or office from mid-15c.

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