• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Mede A native or inhabitant of Media in Asia. "according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not"
    • n Mede See 1st & 2d Mead, and Meed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Mede Middle English forms of mead and meed.
    • n Mede A native or an inhabitant of Media, an ancient kingdom of Asia, south of the Caspian Sea, and later a part of the Persian empire.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mede a member of this race
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In literature:

Moreover, it is remarkable that with them, as with the ancient Medes and Persians, change of law and government is distinctly prohibited.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
Thy kingdom is DIVIDED: And given to the Medes and Persians!
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
The laws of the Medes and Persians are unalterable.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Other instances are the Babylonians, the Medes, the Persians, the Grecians, and the Romans.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The work begun by the Scythians was finished by the Medes.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
But alwey thought Lytell John To quyte hym wele his mede.
"Ballads of Robin Hood and other Outlaws" by Frank Sidgwick
V. d'Indy's suite for orchestra "Medee" given by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
No laws of the Medes and Persians were ever obeyed as was this law of silence in that house.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
God spared Nineveh, but only for a brief while, for it was destroyed a few years later by Arbaces, the Mede.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
Nathaniel North's house were like the law of the Medes and Persians.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
Horsemanship was a great art among the Medes.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
This most blessed and best mede He grant to us all!
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various
The son of a Mede of rank refuses, and Agradates has him seized by his guards and chastised with the whip.
"Lectures Delivered in America in 1874" by Charles Kingsley
Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting; thy Kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and the Persians.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Peer and peasant were alike under his orders, which were absolute as the laws of Medes and Persians.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
According to the story, King Nebuchadnezzar made war upon Arphaxad, king of the Medes.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
PERES: Thy kingdom =is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians=.
"The Voice and Spiritual Education" by Hiram Corson
Yf I played in felde, other medes .
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
In 1744 he captured the French frigate "Medee," commanded by M. de Hocquart, the first ship taken in the war.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Cyrus, an event which transferred the supremacy from the Medes to the Persians.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various

In poetry:

For ease the Mede with quiver graced,
For ease the Thracian hero sighs,
Delightful ease all pant to taste,
A blessing which no treasure buys.
"Horace, Book II. Ode XVI." by William Cowper
At night, as drough the meäd I took my waÿ,
In aïr a-sweeten'd by the new-meäde haÿ,
A stream a-vallèn down a rock did sound,
Though out o' zight wer foam an' stwone to me.
"To Me" by William Barnes
Her frocks be a-meäde all becomèn an' plaïn,
An' cleän as a blossom undimm'd by a staïn;
Her bonnet ha' got but two ribbons, a-tied
Up under her chin, or let down at the zide.
"The Maid Vor My Bride" by William Barnes
High over head the white-rimm'd clouds went on,
Wi' woone a-comèn up, vor woone a-gone;
An' feäir they floated in their sky-back'd flight,
But still they never meäde a sound to me.
"To Me" by William Barnes
The grass mid sheen when wat'ry beäds
O' dew do glitter on the meäds,
An' thorns be bright when quiv'rèn studs
O' raïn do hang upon their buds--
As jewels be a-meäde by art
To zet the plaïnest vo'k off smart.
"Beauty Undecked" by William Barnes
Yea, to Dives came the Persian and the Syrian and the Mede —
And their hearts were nothing altered, nor their cunning nor their greed —
And they pledged their flocks and farms
For the King-compelling arms,
And Dives lent according to their need.
"The Peace of Dives" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Total SA's 158,000 b/d Provence refinery at La Mede on the French Riviera will undergo a €100 million turnaround of its western installations scheduled to last 2 months starting Oct 6.

In science:

Dorogovstev, S.N. and Medes, J.F.F. (2002), Evolution of networks, Adv.
Limit theory for the random on-line nearest-neighbour graph
Dit proefschrift werd mede mogelijk gemaakt met financi¨ele steun van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
Dit onderzoek werd mede mogelijk gemaakt door de Nederlandse organisatie voor wetenschappelijk onderzoek NWO.
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