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Luck: When a man has mazel, even his ox calves

[1968+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • As it happened, mazel was in a frightfully bad humour that day.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • "Come home immediately, mazel Tow," was the answer returned as fast as the wires could take it.

    Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
  • The tribe of mazel abounds in the Cevennes, and they had already given many martyrs to the cause.

    The Huguenots in France Samuel Smiles.
  • Since the discussion had become envenomed, mazel had been ringing his bell, extremely flushed at finding his authority ignored.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Only, some of the committee-men laughed and nudged each other, at which mazel felt very hurt, and became very fierce.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola

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