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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Mudgeoune, Mudȝon, n. [Var. of Motioun n. (sense 1 b), with voicing of the consonant and u for o as in luge, su(d)georne, etc. In the mod. dial. as mudgins, -eons, movements generally, and spec., movements of the features, grimaces. The mod. Sc. and north. Eng. dial. also has mudge v. and n. to (cause to) move, stir, budge, and, a movement, motion. Cf. also Murgeo(u)n n.] A ‘motion of the countenance denoting discontent, scorn, etc.’ (Jam.), a grimace. — a1605 Montg. Flyt. 515 (T).
With mudgeounes [H. mudȝons] and murgeounis and mowing the bane [sic]

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