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mester

/ˈmɛstə/
noun (South Yorkshire, dialect)
1.
master: used as a term of address for a man who is the head of a house
2.
bad mester, a term for the devil, used when speaking to children
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  • "Th' law says I beant, mester," he answered in a painful, strained fashion.

    "Surly Tim" Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "But I s'll let your mester know," Mrs. Anthony cried after her.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • Seemed, for what he did say was, “Nice pleasant morning, mester Jacob!”

    Patience Wins George Manville Fenn
  • “Howd hard, mester,” said the big smith, flourishing about his hammer.

    Patience Wins George Manville Fenn
  • If tha could get a word or two spoke to mester Hoviland, now.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • mester Grace too,—he coom to see me an' I axt him questions.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "It is mester Derrick," she answered, and in a moment she went out.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "It's mester Ralph Landsell," she said to herself as she went on.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • You give good advice, mester,” said he, “I think I shall follow it.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • You give good advice, mester,” said he; “I think I shall follow it.

    Wild Wales George Borrow

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