Mawmet
Mawmet Maw"met, n. [Contr. fr. Mahomet.] A puppet; a doll; originally, an idol, because in the Middle Ages it was generally believed that the Mohammedans worshiped images representing Mohammed. [Obs.] --Wyclif. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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