Definition of Mesquine
1. mean [adj] - See also: mean
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Literary usage of Mesquine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The royal phraseological English-French, French-English dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1853)
"Me- Her une vie mesquine, to lead a mean—shabby—lile, ... Cette architecture e*t bien mesquine, tliat architecture is poor. // n'a que da idees mesquine», ..."
2. Dictionary of English and French Idioms: Illustrating, by Phrases and by Jean Roemer (1853)
"These are basse, bien ignoble. A shabby coat, nn habit usé, râpé. She had a shabby dreft* on, elle portait une robe fort mesquine—elle était ..."
3. Dictionary of English and French Idioms: Illustrating, by Phrases and by Jean Roemer (1853)
"¡lit dress is shabby genteel, sa mise, quoique pauvre et mesquine, annonce des prétentions. To SHACKLE. Enchaîner; attacher avec dee cordes; ..."
4. Russia on the Black Sea and Sea of Azof: Being a Narrative of Travels in the by Henry Danby Seymour (1855)
"This mesquine policy of to-day, are we to consider it as one of the quiverings which announce the imminent dissolution of the Romano- German states, ..."
5. By Land and Sea (1894)
"... fingers over on the backs of their hands, and hold up these imitation deformities, as they cried out piteously : " mesquine ! mesquine ! " (Miserable. ..."