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Queen Mab

[mab] /mæb/
Irish and English Folklore. a mischievous, tantalizing fairy who governs and produces people's dreams. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On a later day of the same month he wrote to Mr. Hookham, Queen Mab is finished and transcribed.

    The Real Shelley, Vol. II (of 2) John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • "Queen Mab" got itself poked away, and was heard of no more.

    The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
  • Shakespeare's Queen Mab, in her nut-shell chariot, occurred to my mind.

    The Insect Jules Michelet
  • You should have known our Charles while you were in the “Queen Mab” stage.

  • He had read and thought a great deal, and could tell Queen Mab about almost anything she asked him.

    'That Very Mab' May Kendall and Andrew Lang
  • The same fate befell the pretty Queen Mab, who made herself a royal chariot out of a walnut-shell.

  • With this parting statement he rushed from the station, and Queen Mab, with a sense of misgiving, followed hastily.

    'That Very Mab' May Kendall and Andrew Lang
  • The mob was half-starved; but that, as the Owl whispered to Queen Mab, was a way it had, and did not amount to much.

    'That Very Mab' May Kendall and Andrew Lang
  • A burst of melancholy music swelled out below them as he spoke, and Queen Mab started with delight.

    'That Very Mab' May Kendall and Andrew Lang
  • Pigwiggin, an elf in love with Queen Mab, who fights the jealous Oberon in furious combat.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Queen Mab

Queen Mab

(in British folklore) a bewitching fairy who rules over men's dreams
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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