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Queen Mab

[mab] /mæb/
noun
1.
Irish and English Folklore. a mischievous, tantalizing fairy who governs and produces people's dreams.
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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

/mæb/
noun
1.
(in British folklore) a bewitching fairy who rules over men's dreams
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