noun British (chiefly Literary ).
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The most astonishing came from Ron and Mavis Pirola, a middle-aged Australian couple who have been together for 57 years.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ryan Adams, Mavis Staples and Band of Horses are some of the artists to perform.
“The marvellous thing about him was that he played it extremely cool,” Mavis said.
“He pretended he was just going to have the weekend off and made sure the Japanese spy would pass it all back,” Mavis recalled.
“It was a strange little outfit in the cottage,” Mavis said.
Mavis fingered them delicately as if they were priceless treasures.A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
"It's a funny name, Vine-Pits," said Mavis, still making conversation.
"Oh, I wouldn't go so far as to say that;" and Mavis smiled too.
Mavis ceased to trouble herself with questions, and forgot that they remained unanswered.
Mavis had gone down-stairs and published his sentence of banishment.
British Dictionary definitions for mavis
Word Origin for mavis
Word Origin and History for mavis
"song thrush," c.1400, mavys, from Old French mauvis, of unknown origin; related to Spanish malvis. Breton milfid is a French loan word.