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  1. one who is playfully mischievous Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. fool or play around with; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Any species of Quadrumana, except the lemurs. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any one of numerous species of Quadrumana (esp. such as have a long tail and prehensile feet) exclusive of apes and baboons. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A suborder of PRIMATES consisting of six families: CEBIDAE (New World monkeys), CERCOPITHECIDAE (Old World monkeys), HYLOBATIDAE (gibbons and siamangs), PONGIDAE (great apes), TARSIIDAE (tarsiers), and HOMINIDAE (humans). Medical Dictionary DB
  14. In the broadest sense, any one of the highest order of animals below man; in the narrower sense, one of the smaller, long-tailed forms differing from the larger, nearly tailless forms, called apes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A name of contempt, esp. for a mischievous person: the order of mammalia next to man, having their feet developed like hands: an ape:-pl. MONKEYS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Animal most resembling man; ape. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To ape; play pranks; meddle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A four handed mammal; an ape. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A quadrumanous animal, embracing the ape and baboon; a name of contempt, used often as an affectionate appellation; a pile-driver. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A well-known animal having a long tail-baboons have short ones, apes have none; a term of contempt or reproach for a mischievous person; an apparatus for disengaging and for securing in turns the ram of a pile-driving machine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. mungk'i, n. a quadrumanous mammal of the order Primates--the term is loose, and may be conveniently restricted only to all the Primates exclusive of the Anthropoid Apes, thus including the Platyrrhini, or New-World monkeys, and the Catarrhiini, or Old-World monkeys: an ape: a name of contempt, esp. for a mischievous person, also of playful endearment: a heavy weight for driving piles: a large hammer for driving bolts: in betting slang, a sum of 500 pounds, or dollars in U.S.: a fluid consisting of chlor-hydric acid and zinc--generally called spirits of salt--used in the process of soldering:--pl. MONK'EYS.--v.i. to meddle with anything.--v.t. to imitate as a monkey does.--ns. MONK'EY-BAG, a small money-bag, hung round the sailor's neck; MONK'EY-BLOCK, a small swivel-block used in guiding running rigging; MONK'EY-BOARD, the omnibus conductor's foot-board; MONK'EY-BOAT, a narrow, half-decked river-boat; MONK'EY-BREAD, the baobab-tree or its fruit; MONK'EY-EN'GINE, a kind of pile-driver having a ram or monkey working in a wooden frame; MONK'EY-FLOW'ER, a flower of the mimulus kind; MONK'EY-GAFF, a small gaff above the spanker-gaff for the flag; MONK'EY-GRASS, a coarse fibre yielded by the leaf-stalks of Attalea funifera, used for brooms, street sweeping-machine brushes, &c.; MONK'EY-HAMM'ER, a drop-press with a ram, which is raised and let drop freely; MONK'EYISM, the qualities of the monkey; MONK'EY-JACK'ET, a close-fitting jacket, generally made of some stout, coarse material; MONK'EY-POT, the seed-vessel of several species of Lecythis, having a round lid; MONK'EY-PUMP, a straw let through a gimlet-hole into a cask for the purpose of sucking the liquor; MONK'EY-PUZZ'LE, the Chili pine, Araucaria imbricata; MONK'EY-RAIL, a light rail above the quarter-rail; MONK'EY-SHINE (U.S.), a piece of tomfoolery; MONK'EY-TAIL, a short lever for training carronades: a piece of knotted rope by which to attach a hook, to save the hand from jamming; MONK'EY-WHEEL, a tackle-block over which runs a hoisting-rope; MONK'EY-WRENCH, a screw-key having a movable jaw.--HAVE, or GET, ONE'S MONKEY UP, to be angry; SUCK THE MONKEY, to drink liquor from a cask through an inserted tube: to drink from a coco-nut, filled surreptitiously with rum, &c. [Old It. monicchio, dim. of Old It. monna, nickname for an old woman, an ape, contr. of It. madonna, mistress.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Mammal of a group closely allied to& resembling man, ranging from anthropoid apes to marmosets; (as term of playful contempt, to or of person) young m. &c.; machine hammer for pile-driving &c.; globular earthenware water-vessel with straight upright neck; put his m. up, enrage him, get one\'s m. up, become angry; (slang) 500; m.-bread. fruit of baobab tree; m.-jacket, short close-fitting one worn by sailors &c.; m.-puzzle, puzzle-m., Chili pine, prickly tree of genus Araucaria; m.-wrench, one with movable jaw; (v.t.) mimic, mock; (v.i.) play mischievous tricks. Hence monkeyish a., monkeyishness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. m.-nut, peanut. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. The weight of a pile-driver. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [Italian] One of an order of four-footed mammals, having pectoral mammae, short legs with hand-shaped prehensile feet, usually long arms with clasping hands, and almost always a prehensile tail; -more strictly, the long-tailed individuals of the order; -a name of contempt or of slight kindness; -a small pile-diving machine; -a small single block strapped with a swivel. Cabinet Dictionary

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