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Then the body had become a "mummy" because it was filled with "Mumiai" or pitch.

This was like his phantom, or, if one may say so, without disrespect--his mummy.

Little high voices called for "Mummy," and the children came in.

I beat the boy—not Peter's boy, our boy—he was rude to Mummy.

Mummy was afraid when people were cross; she liked me to be with her.

Because I thought you looked frightened, and I didn't like it; you looked like Mummy did sometimes.

His symbol is a mummy wearing a royal crown and ostrich plumes.

This scarab was in a ring on the finger of the mummy of a woman.

"Tum out soon, mummy, and dolly will lub you eber and eber," said the child.

The child turned to his mother, saying, 'Mummy, is that true?'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "medicine prepared from mummy tissue," from Medieval Latin mumia, from Arabic mumiyah "embalmed body," from Persian mumiya "asphalt," from mum "wax." Sense of "embalmed body" first recorded in English 1610s. Mummy wheat (1842) was said to be cultivated from grains found in mummy-cases.

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