from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal (Scotch) form of malt.


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  • Willie Nicol of the 'peck o' maut '-- an interesting memorial of the simplicity of country life in Scotland at the close of the eighteenth century.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 451 Volume 18, New Series, August 21, 1852 Various 1841

  • Shubhendu: "... i think mat comes from the Persian word maut and NOT the latin mort which means death"

    Checkmate has me 'at a loss' 2008

  • I think I could agree with this, i think mat comes from the Persian word maut and NOT the latin mort which means death, i think the word mort is obtained from persian which means death.

    Checkmate has me 'at a loss' 2008

  • ‘Come, come, provost,’ said the lady; rising, ‘if the maut gets abune the meal with you, it is time for me to take myself away — And you will come to my room, gentlemen, when you want a cup of tea.’

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • Nodame naksir berat ma ni orang, apartemen mereka bersebelahan dan Nodame sering [buanget] ngericuhi Chiaki dengan mengikuti Chiaki kemanapun dia pergi, numpang makan di t4 Chiaki, numpang mandi, numpang tidur, numpang segalanya, tanpa mempedulikan penolakan2 Chiaki mulai dari pukulan maut dll mpe Nodame tereak "Gyaboooooooo!!!"

    mayoineko Diary Entry mayoineko 2007

  • Maine maut ko itne kareeb se dekha hai ki zindagi ke har pal hi keemat samajh aati hai.

    Nice Dialogue Chirayu 2005

  • Other toasts followed, interspersed with ditties from other performers; old George Thomson, the friend of Burns, was ready, for one, with The Moorland Wedding, or Willie brew’d a peck o’ maut; —and so it went on, until Scott and Erskine, with any clerical or very staid personage that had chanced to be admitted, saw fit to withdraw.

    Paras. 50-73 1909

  • Groanin maut, groaning malt, brewed for a lying-in.

    Glossary 1909

  • We'll mak our maut, and we'll brew our drink, [malt]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him William Allan Neilson 1907

  • Still we were in Burns's country, for by Craigie Burn lived Jean Lorimer, to whom he wrote love-songs; and a little farther on was the scene where "Willie brewed a peck o 'maut."

    The Heather-Moon 1889


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  • Scots - malt, ie. whisky.

    O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut,

    And Rob and Allen cam to see;

    Three blyther hearts, that lee-lang night,

    Ye wadna found in Christendie.

    - Robert Burns, 'Willie Brew'd A Peck O' Maut'.

    January 28, 2009