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Massamore

(3 syl.) or Massy More. The principal dungeon of a feudal castle. A Moorish word.

“Proximus est carcer subterraneus, sine ut Mauri appellant `Mazmorra.” —Old Latin Itinerary.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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